With large teeth, hooks and poison glands, arrow worms have been nicknamed the tigers of the plankton world and are believed to be successful carnivorous hunters of the deep - but new evidence from a Scottish researcher has shown that the creature may enjoy its ‘greens’ too. Read more16 July 2020
With concerns around the presence of microplastics in the environment growing, two new research papers from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and partner research institutes in the UK and Norway have highlighted their impact on crucially important members of the zooplankton, known as copepods. Read more13 June 2019
UK scientists track environmental change on the seafloor of Europe’s Arctic backyard, the Barents Sea
The third and final scientific cruise of the 2018 summer season sails today to the Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean. As part of the £16 million, UK flagship research programme the Changing Arctic Ocean, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), it supports UK scientists carrying out vital… Read more10 July 2018
For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean. The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have jointly invested almost £8 million in 12 new projects to carry… Read more03 July 2018
Environmental change in the Arctic Ocean is receiving increasing attention in the news, and this is reflected by the media coverage the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme receives. Press releases are also published by the CAO Programme on a regular basis to highlight key events and important science emerging from the CAO Programme.