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Bloom of green Noctiluca in Northern Arabian Sea may be harbinger of climate-driven change

The Northern Arabian Sea experiences intense blooms of the heterotrophic dinoflagellate, green Noctiluca scintillans, during the winter monsoon. Although not known to produce organic toxins, these blooms are still categorized as a harmful due to due to their association with massive fish mortalities attributed to toxic levels of ammonia. In addition, green Noctiluca is a voracious predator of diatoms, and thus competes with zooplankton, having adverse impacts on the food chain and fisheries.

Interdisciplinary effort to help endangered species in the Upper Gulf of California, México

Dr. Rafael Ramírez Mendoza, Physical Oceanography Department at Centro de Investigación científica y Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE)


A scientific cruise in the northern Arabian Sea captures turbulent characteristics during winter 2018


Microplastics are even found at Point Nemo - Volvo Ocean Race has delivered valuable data for marine science

GEOMAR Press Release: 29 June 2018 / Kiel, The Hague.


UK Foreign Secretary announces strategy to protect world’s oceans at the NOC

22 June 2018


The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton, unveiled an ambitious plan to bring together all of the Government’s international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time.


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