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A recent paper by Zhang et al. (2021) explores the acute toxicity of microplastics on a filter-feeding planktivorous fish, Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix).
Many planktonic larval invertebrates have spiny protrusions, a recent study shows that these spines work with limb movements to help nauplii swim efficiently.
Public perception can play a key role in conservation efforts, a recent study has found that even much maligned creatures can be promoted by using attractive aesthetics in videos and images as well as educating people about them.
Semi-enclosed estuaries and regional seas are particularly vulnerable to eutrophication. The excess nutrients from both non-point source pollution and point source pollution can fuel excess algal growth - leading to widespread hypoxic "dead zones".
Mytilus mussels are keystone species in the Baltic Sea: they build reefs which provide more complex habitats for various species (macrofauna, macroalgae and meiofauna), filter water (linking the pelagic and benthic systems) and are a staple food source for numerous organisms (eider ducks, flounder, crabs, starfish and the larval stages feed herring larvae and other carnivorous zooplankton). They can also be extremely numerous – forming up to 90% of the animal biomass in some shallow waters.
It’s tough being an acorn barnacle - you want a nice turbid environment with plenty of oxygen and food but getting there as a larvae less than 6mm long is a heck of a challenge. That’s why acorn barnacle cyprids are astonishing swimmers.
Brown boobies (Sula leucogaster) are large seabirds commonly found in tropical oceans around the world, as such they have the potential to be a good species to use in monitoring mercury levels in the marine environment.