French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)

Projection / débat BIOPELAGOS : découvrir la biodiversité du grand large

Le projet BIOPELAGOS vise à étudier la biodiversité marine du large, encore méconnue. Les travaux ont porté sur le réseau alimentaire, des premiers maillons (phytoplancton, zooplancton, micronecton) jusqu’aux grands prédateurs du large (thons et oiseaux…

Mercury and tuna: a matter of size, species, and origin

A highly popular dish around the world, tuna meat unfortunately contains a toxin, methylmercury, focus of a joint transdisciplinary IRD-SPC study. For the first time, scientists were able to map mercury contained in tuna fish from the Western and Central…

Wallalis wobbling in whirly weather! A scientific mission thrown off course by heavy seas

RV Alis rocked by bad weather at the main wharf on Wallis. Image: Gildas Roudaut An ambitious plan to explore a previously unknown zone Wallis and Futuna has no oceanic fisheries industry but would like to know more about potential resources in its…
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