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…

Climate variations may impact the base of the food web along the California coast
Marine Ecology

Climate variations may impact the base of the food web along the California coast

A fluorescence microscopy image of phytoplankton including chain-forming diatoms and many large dinoflagellates. The different colors indicate different components of the cells including the cell’s cytoplasm (green), nuclear material (blue) and chlorophyll pigments (red). The phytoplankton are magnified 1,000 times their actual size. Credit: Alexis Pasulka In a recent study published in Marine Ecology Progress…

Bizarre Discovery Reveals Chlamydia-Like Bacteria Beneath the Arctic Seafloor
Marine Ecology

Bizarre Discovery Reveals Chlamydia-Like Bacteria Beneath the Arctic Seafloor

Chlamydia-related bacteria were found several feet beneath Loki’s Castle (pictured), a series of hydrothermal vents in the Arctic Ocean. Image: CGBA plethora of previously unknown bacterial strains related to chlamydia have been found in the unlikeliest of places: sediment under the Arctic seafloor. The discovery is posing new questions about this diverse and durable group…