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Text and editing: Maike Nicolai, BIOACID / GEOMAR

Scientific authors of the »exploring ocean change« sites: Dr. Lennart Bach (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), Frederike Böhm (Kiel University), Janina Büscher (GEOMAR), Dr. Catriona Clemmesen (GEOMAR), Prof. Felix Ekardt (Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy), Prof. Stefan Gössling-Reisemann (University of Bremen), Dr. Lena Jakob (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research), Dr. Stefan Königstein (University of Bremen), Dr. Wolfgang Koeve (GEOMAR), Dr. Silke Lischka (GEOMAR), Dr. Felix Mark (Alfred Wegener Institute), Dr. Birte Matthiessen (GEOMAR), Dr. Katja Mintenbeck (Alfred Wegener Institute), Prof. Konrad Ott (Kiel University), Prof. Hans-Otto Pörtner (Alfred Wegener Institute), Prof. Ulf Riebesell (GEOMAR), Dr. Martina Stiasny (Kiel University), Dr. Daniela Storch (Alfred Wegener Institute), Prof. Maren Voss (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde), Prof. Martin Wahl (GEOMAR), Dr. Franziska Werner (GEOMAR)

Photos: Solvin Zankl, Nick Cobbing and the institutions involved, Biosensoa: Lophelia pertusa by Armin Form, GEOMAR, Icons: Crab Icon and Fish Icon:, Coral by Agne Alesiute:, Red Algae by Joi Stack:, Mussel by Yu luck:, Sea Urchin by Yu Luck:

Videos: Maarten van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal, Maike Nicolai
Design: Rita Erven, BIOACID / GEOMAR
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