Scientists discover ‘tiger’ of the plankton world enjoys its veg tooPosted: 16th July 2020
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.
Biological clocks keep ticking in the Arctic OceanPosted: 15th July 2020
Marine biologists studying how climate change affects the Arctic found that despite permanent daylight during the Arctic summer internal biological clocks continue to provide the rhythm of life.
‘Hidden’ water in the ocean could be key to understanding how creatures feedPosted: 21st April 2020
MYSTERIOUS patches of ‘hidden’ water could help scientists understand how ocean creatures feed. Scottish scientists working with marine robots have measured previously hidden patches of water between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that could dramatically alter the understanding of how the ocean’s food web forms.
Strathclyde mathematician joins Arctic climate change venturePosted: 14th August 2019
A mathematics researcher at the University of Strathclyde has joined a scientific venture to the Arctic Ocean which is to understand the behaviour of tiny organisms that are key to the food chain.
Arctic study to shed light on organisms key to the food chainPosted: 4th August 2019
A research team – led by a University of Stirling expert – will set off on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean this weekend in a bid to understand the behaviour of tiny organisms that are key to the food chain.
Copepods: The unsung heroes of the oceanPosted: 24th April 2019
Published in NERC’s Planet Earth magazine this week is an interview with Holly Jenkins, a PhD student in the DIAPOD project, describing her research on copepods.
Interview on Blue Planet Live with Prof David PondPosted: 28th March 2019
During a week of live programmes on the BBC, Blue Planet Live celebrates marine life around the globe to explore the health of our oceans.
Synthetic chemicals in sea icePosted: 25th March 2019
Jack Garnett and Max Thomas, both postdoctoral researchers in the EISPAC project, have contributed an article to the March edition of “The Cryosphere and ATmospheric CHemistry” (CATCH).
#ThinkArctic interview with Holly JenkinsPosted: 22nd March 2019
Holly Jenkins, PhD student in the DIAPOD project, gave an interview this week on her research into copepods in the Arctic Ocean to GCI’s #ThinkArctic podcast series.
Interview on Science Café, BBC Radio WalesPosted: 5th February 2019
The Science Café programme on BBC Radio Wales hosted three investigators from the Changing Arctic Ocean programme to talk about the effects of climate change on the Arctic Ocean.
Life in the slow lane: Polar plankton march to their own beatPosted: 19th December 2018
The world’s largest daily commute happens in our oceans, as fish and zooplankton – key components in the food web – travel up and down in the water column in response to the sun as it sets and rises.
Impacts of ocean acidification on commercial fish stocksPosted: 10th October 2018
Dr Carol Turley, a marine expert, says it is necessary to investigate the effects of acidification because of uncertainties about the impact on the marine environment and on commercial fish stocks.