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Will climate change affect Norwegian kelp forests in a positive way?

Climate change, including acidification of the oceans, will likely affect many of the plants and animals in our sea and oceans. Fresh research results indicate that kelp could be favoured by some of the changes.

Scientists trace unknown ocean life from a can of water

Scientists have discovered a new method to map animal life in the deep ocean, using only DNA samples contained in a can of water.

The plant that went to sea

A long, long time ago one of the planet’s flowering plants did the equivalent of a 180 degree about-face, heading back to sea. Now it will never return to land.

Ocean acidification might not spell doom for shellfish

New study claims that ocean acidification may not have such alarming effects on calcified marine animals as many scientists have predicted.

Meet the copepod: the oceans’ little carbon sponge

Marine scientists race to improve their estimates of just how much carbon is stored in the deep ocean.

Scientists rediscover extinct sea snakes

A team of scientists from Australia and Denmark have rediscovered two species of sea snakes that were though to have been extinct since 2001.