Biooceanography

Biooceanography is the study of marine organisms and their interactions with their environment. It includes the ecology and biogeochemistry of marine plants, animals and microbes.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • News and Views |

    A virus has been found inserted into the genome of the most abundant bacteria in the oceans. Even though the virus can kill its host, the genes carried by the prophage may help these bacteria flourish around the world.

    • David L. Kirchman
    Nature Microbiology 5, 982-983
  • News and Views |

    Antarctic krill play a key role in Southern Ocean food webs but are vulnerable to climate change, with habitat shifts predicted in response. Now, a study of climate change impacts on a krill-specialist predator — the crabeater seal — suggests that this abundant marine mammal may be forced southwards with its prey.

    • Jessica Melbourne-Thomas
    Nature Climate Change 10, 390-391
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Exploitation and degradation of the mysterious layer between the sunlit ocean surface and the abyss jeopardize fish stocks and the climate.

    • Adrian Martin
    • , Philip Boyd
    • , Ken Buesseler
    • , Ivona Cetinic
    • , Hervé Claustre
    • , Sari Giering
    • , Stephanie Henson
    • , Xabier Irigoien
    • , Iris Kriest
    • , Laurent Memery
    • , Carol Robinson
    • , Grace Saba
    • , Richard Sanders
    • , David Siegel
    • , María Villa-Alfageme
    •  & Lionel Guidi
    Nature 580, 26-28