Terror, Tenderness, and the Art of Buoyancy in Despair: How Ernst Haeckel’s Personal Tragedy Begot His Stunning 19th-Century Drawings of Jellyfish
Marine Ecology

Terror, Tenderness, and the Art of Buoyancy in Despair: How Ernst Haeckel’s Personal Tragedy Begot His Stunning 19th-Century Drawings of Jellyfish

“I hope you are able to work hard on science & thus banish, as far as may be possible, painful remembrances,” Charles Darwin wrote in the spring of 1864 to a young and obscure German correspondent who had just sent him two folios of his stunningly illustrated studies of tiny single-celled marine organisms — a…

The new face of the plastics crisis
Marine Ecology

The new face of the plastics crisis

Credit: Newcastle University Newcastle University research has uncovered the presence of plastic in a new species of deep-sea amphipods which has been discovered in one of the deepest places on earth. The amphipod—known in informal speech as a “hopper”—was discovered by researchers from Newcastle University in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench between Japan and the…

Against Aloneness in the Web of Life: Ernst Haeckel, Charles Darwin, and the Art of Turning Personal Tragedy into a Portal to Transcendence
Marine Ecology

Against Aloneness in the Web of Life: Ernst Haeckel, Charles Darwin, and the Art of Turning Personal Tragedy into a Portal to Transcendence

In the waning winter of 1864, Charles Darwin opened a package that stopped his breath. “It is one of the most magnificent works which I have ever seen,” he exulted in his response to the sender — a young, still obscure German marine biologist by the name of Ernst Haeckel (February 16, 1834–August 9, 1919),…

Ecological drivers of bacterial community assembly in synthetic phycospheres [Ecology]
Marine Ecology

Ecological drivers of bacterial community assembly in synthetic phycospheres [Ecology]

Edited by Edward F. DeLong, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, and approved January 6, 2020 (received for review October 3, 2019) SignificanceThe regions surrounding living marine phytoplankton cells harbor communities of heterotrophic bacteria that play roles in carbon and energy flux in the microbial ocean and have global-scale carbon cycle implications. Yet, the…

UN meet kicks off in Gujarat: India’s actions compliant with Paris goal on temperature, says PM
Marine Ecology

UN meet kicks off in Gujarat: India’s actions compliant with Paris goal on temperature, says PM

By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: February 18, 2020 12:37:34 am Replicas of the Great Indian Bustard at the Mahatma Mandir, the venue of the CMS COP 13 event, in Gandhinagar. (Express photo)Highlighting India’s rich biological diversity and sustained efforts towards conservation of ecology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India…