Videos of natural CO2 vents
Natural CO2 vents on the seafloor,
generated by volcanic activity, cause increased acidity in the
surrounding waters. Examining these more acidic sites provide
a glimps of what the marine environment could look like in a
high CO2 world.
Below is footage of natural CO2 vents, taken around the
volcanic island of Ischia (Italy). This footage was
shot during ongoing research into the effect of
lower pH on marine life, led by Prof. Jason Hall-Spencer.
Guardians of the oceans (EuroNews documentary)
Futuris (EuroNews) has travelled worldwide with
researchers to document their tireless assessment of marine
biology. From deep-water corals off Scotland to endangered whales
and dolphins off Sicily.
From unknown bacteria on underwater volcanoes in Eastern
Mediterranean (Vulcano, Italy) to disminishing stocks of
“sardinella” off the Senegalese coast. A special Futuris
programme gets a glimpse of how European researchers are
trying to assess the oceans of tomorrow.