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Giant clams trap marine plastics

Giant clams trap marine plastics

Giant clams trap marine plastics

Giant clams take up a large fraction of marine microplastics, which could help explain the mystery of the plastic that is "missing" from the Red Sea. Researchers at the Red Sea Research Center have shown previously that the Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters, yet the reason for this has remained elusive. Read more >>> Read more

Exploring oxygen supersaturation in aquatic habitats

Exploring oxygen supersaturation in aquatic habitats

Exploring oxygen supersaturation in aquatic habitats

Reduced oxygen availability in aquatic habitats is a growing threat to marine ecosystems worldwide. The lack of oxygen triggers many physiological actions in marine animals, generally endangering their homeostasis and rendering them highly susceptible to modifications in the environment, such as temperature, salinity and contaminants. Read more >>> Read more

Corals take control of nitrogen recycling

Corals take control of nitrogen recycling

Corals take control of nitrogen recycling

Corals are shown to recycle their own waste ammonium using a surprising source of glucosea finding that reveals more about the relationship between corals and their symbiotic algae. Symbiosis between corals and algae provides the backbone for building coral reefs, particularly in nutrient-poor waters like the Red Sea. Read more >>> Read more
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