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Improved monitoring of coral reefs with the Hyperdiver

Aug 22, 2017

Bremen

Climate change poses a real threat to coral reefs. How this threat actually affects the reefs can be assessed only with considerable staff and technical effort. A team of marine researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in ...

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Deep-sea animals "eat" oil: One man's meat is another man's poison

Jun 19, 2017

Scientists from Germany and the USA have discovered deep-sea animals living in symbiosis with bacteria that use oil as an energy source. At asphalt volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico that spew oil, gas and tar, mussels and sponges live in symbiosis with bacteria that use short-chained alkanes in the...

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Newly discovered methane consumers in lakes

Jun 7, 2017

In freshwater lakes, large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane are oxidized by bacteria before it can be emitted into the atmosphere. A study in Lakes Rotsee and Zug has now shown that the bulk of this work is done, not by “classical” methane consumers, but by filamentous bacteria previously kn...

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MARUM Re­search Award for Soeren Ahmerkamp

May 31, 2017

Für sei­ne Dis­ser­ta­ti­on "Re­gu­la­ti­on of oxy­gen dy­na­mics by trans­port pro­ces­ses and mi­cro­bi­al re­spi­ra­ti­on in san­dy se­di­ments" er­hält Soe­ren Ah­mer­kamp jetzt den MA­RUM For­schungs­preis.

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Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses

Dec 19, 2016

Biologists discover a new octopus species at more than 4000 metres depth that guard their eggs, likely for years prior to hatching, and a community which may not survive without hard substrate such as manganese nodules 
Bremerhaven, 19 December 2016. Manganese nodules on the seabed of the Pacific ...

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17.10.2016 Mystery of archaeal butane degradation solved

Oct 17, 2016

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and their colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) in Leipzig discovered microbial communities thriving on the hydrocarbon butane without the help of molecular oxygen. The microbial consortia, obtai...

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20.09.2016 Ausgezeichnete Promotion über Tiefseeökologie

Sep 20, 2016

Corinna Breusing, Wissenschaftlerin am Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie, erhält den Helmholtz-Doktorandenpreis „Erde und Umwelt”. Die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft vergibt den Preis alljährlich für besondere wissenschaftliche Leistungen während der Promotion. Breusing untersuchte im Rahmen i... more ...
 

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