We’ve polluted hadal zones (deep sea trenches) before we could even explore them

Introduction: Researchers have just found pollutants that were banned since the 1970’s have become concentrated in today’s deep-sea environments (hadal zones).  These pollutants are likely toxic (Figure 1) and seem to be stuck in the food chain. Background: What pollutants … Continued

Foraminifera are crazy micro-messengers for the environment

Introduction: Foraminifera (singular = foraminifer) are a typically-microscopic zooplankton that live in all marine environments.  They are protists, which means they are comprised of a single cell and have no organs.  However, despite these limitations in size and complexity, they … Continued

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