Greenland's melting glaciers could be making the ocean more vulnerable to acidification. Armed with a small piece of technology designed by SERC ecologist Whitman Miller, two sailors embarked on a 100-day journey to unexplored waters to discover what's happening in the Arctic.
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News and Research
Arriving in the 1800s, the invasive Phragmites australis reed sat quietly until the 1980s, when its numbers exploded with no warning. Scientists didn't know what caused the sudden boom until a new DNA study revealed clues.
(Photo: Rebekah Downard/Utah State University)
Lionfish have venomous spines and voracious appetites, and can slash native fish numbers. A Smithsonian team found one more reason for their wild success.
(Photo: Jacek Madejski)
Excess nutrients, which usually help mangroves grow larger, are also making them weaker, something SERC ecologist Candy Feller discovered when two hurricanes ripped through her experiments in Florida. (Photo: Anne Chamberlain)
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"Trekking Through Mangroves: How Pollution and Climate Change Are Altering the Tropics"
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