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The picture shows a stony coral (Acropora millepora). It is greenish in colour. On its surface are numerous small individual polyps, also greenish in colour.
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Coral researchers awarded EXIST start-up funding

Coral farming based on sexual propagation, leading to a more sustainable coral trade and helping to protect coral reefs – this is the goal of SciReef,…

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The ocean microbiome

A group of bacteria lives in close association with other organisms throughout the world's oceans. Microbiologist Meinhard Simon and his team at the…

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Photo of a bay off Kinge George Island, Antarctica. In the foreground are penguins on a grey pebble beach, in the background are mountains, partly covered with snow. On the water is an inflatable boat with researchers.
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Climate research at the far end of the world

Glaciers, penguins and whales: Antarctica has a special appeal - also for PhD student Lina Holthusen, who is currently conducting research there.…

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Mudflat dwellers under heat stress

How does unusual heat affect the flora and fauna of the Wadden Sea? Researchers from the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment…

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How microplastics end up in the marine atmosphere

Tiny plastic particles can be found in the marine atmosphere even far from coasts, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature…

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Underwater picture. A person in a diving suit with mask, oxygen tanks and fins knots a thick cord.
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Diving for science

For those who like the idea of combining scuba diving with science, the Scientific Diving course at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the…

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A wooden board covered in sand lies on the beach.
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The fate of plastic waste

Researchers in the "Macroplastics" project studied the dispersal pathways of plastic waste in the southern North Sea for four years. 63,000 wooden…

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A number of differently colored algal cells are spread across the image against a black background, some have tuftlike hairs. They are colonized by bacteria to varying degrees.
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Diatoms provide an attractive habitat for bacteria

The surface of diatoms represents an astonishingly diverse habitat for bacteria. A team led by biologist Meinhard Simon has now made the preferences…

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A collage of three microscopic images of the creatures. The hydromedusa is a gelatinous, translucent mass, the copepod looks like a silverfish and the bristle worm has an abdomen like a caterpillar and a head with larger, sickle-shaped antennae.
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Traces of diversity

Every litre of seawater is full of genetic material from different organisms. Biologist Silke Laakmann and her team are pioneering techniques that use…

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Corals in the Great Barreer Reef, Australia.
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Biodiversity and climate protection go hand in hand

A new treaty for the protection and sustainable use of nature is the goal of the UN Biodiversity Conference currently taking place in Montréal,…

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A satellite image shows the Australian coast, the Pacific Ocean, some white clouds and the brownish dust cloud.
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Travelling with the jetstream

Dust particles from central South America were the most important source of iron in the South Pacific during the last two ice ages. Researchers led by…

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Unlocking the secrets of glacier flour

Glacial meltwater carries thousands of tiny rock fragments into the sea. Using a special camera, researchers at the University of Oldenburg can make…

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Safe havens for cooperation

How do networks with a high degree of cooperation form? A study by team led by Oldenburg network researcher Thilo Gross in the journal PNAS gives a…

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University by the sea

Wilhelmshaven is home to a part of the university: the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) has a location near the…

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How harmful are sunscreens to corals?

What protects human skin from UV rays could have negative impact for animals. A team led by the marine biologist Peter Schupp is investigating the…

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Underwater picture of seafloor in 1.500 metres depth made by ROV JASON.
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Stronger circulation in the Pacific during the Ice Age

Data from cold water corals point to changes in the global ocean conveyor belt during the last glacial period, an international team led by Oldenburg…

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Photo from the Southern Ocean. The sea is grey-blue and choppy, the waves have whitecaps. In the foreground on the left of the picture, the back and dorsal fin of a fin whale can be seen half emerging from the sea. On the horizon, the outlines of Elephant Island can be seen dimly on the left. On the right, two icebergs can be seen on the horizon, the left one smaller, the right one large and cuboid-shaped.
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Fin whales back in Antarctica

For the first time since whaling was banned, a team of researchers and filmmakers has documented large groups of fin whales in the Southern Ocean. The…

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The catamaran floats in the sea in perfect weather.
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Exploring the ocean's thin skin

The microlayer between ocean and atmosphere is at the center of a new research group led by Oldenburg scientists. Over the next four years, the team…

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Photo of the research vessel Sonne in glassy seas.
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A view into the past of the Southwest Pacific Ocean

"Cast off" is the motto on board the research vessel "Sonne" this Friday. Led by Oldenburg geochemist Katharina Pahnke, an international team of…

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Two crabs are feasting on a mussel.
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A mutually beneficial relationship

Snow-white deep-sea crabs populate the seabed near hydrothermal vents. Oldenburg microbiologist Thorsten Brinkhoff was on the track of the animals…

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