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Global warming will increase greenhouse gas emissions: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:23

A new study has claimed that rising temperatures can increase the amount of greenhouse gases emitted naturally by the oceans.

Plankton shells can reveal climate change from millions of years ago

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 13:59

A new research has found that climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in ancient sea shells.

Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 11:58

A new research has suggested that rising ocean temperatures could hamper natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.

Giant `Jurassic fish` grew up to 16m long

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 21:39

Giant fish that could grow up to 16 metres long roamed the seas 165 million years ago - during the age of dinosaurs - a new study has found.

Scientists compile first global atlas of marine plankton

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 14:04

Researchers have compiled the first ever global atlas cataloguing marine plankton to identify where, when, and how much oceanic plankton can be found around the globe.

Plankton DNA sequencing uncovers secrets of white cliffs of Dover

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 13:37

Researchers in a major international project have sequenced the genome of Emiliania huxleyi, the microscopic plankton species whose chalky skeletons form the iconic white cliffs of Dover.

Black Sea `goldmine of ancient genetic data`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 15:25

Researchers believe ancient plankton DNA might be widely preserved in Black Sea lake sediments and can likely be used to reconstruct past life in the majority of oceanic and lake environments.

Ocean plankton`s absorption of CO2 higher than assumed

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 15:54

A new work by UC Irvine and other scientists has found that trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought.

Explosive evolution need not follow mass extinctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 17:13

A new discovery has challenged the widely held assumption that a period of explosive evolution quickly follows for survivors of mass extinctions.

Plankton, base of ocean food web, declining sharply

Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010, 10:34

Worldwide phytoplankton levels are declining sharply, according to the journal Nature.

New breed of giant plankton-eating fish `discovered`

Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2010, 13:55

Scientists have discovered a new breed of giant plankton-eating fish which once filled the seas between 66 and 172 million years ago.