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Improved monitoring of coral reefs with the Hyperdiver

Aug 22, 2017


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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