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Shell-shocked: Ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

Originally Published by Eurekalert

A University of Colorado Boulder study shows a ubiquitous type of phytoplankton — tiny organisms that are the base of the marine food web – appears to be suffering from the effects of ocean acidification caused by climate change.

 

Swirls of Color in the Yellow Sea

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

The Yellow Sea is among the most turbid and dynamic ocean areas in the world.

With Fins Off Many Menus, A Glimmer of Hope for Sharks

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

For decades, the slaughter of sharks – sought after for their fins and meat – has been staggering. But bans on finning and new attitudes in Asia toward eating shark fin soup are leading to optimism about the future for these iconic ocean predators.
BY TED WILLIAMS

Shell oil driling in Arctic set to get US government permission

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Controversial decision expected from US interior secretary likely to spark protests from campaigners against Anglo-Dutch exploration in seas off Alaska Continue reading…

Ethiopia burns 1.6 tonnes of ivory – video

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Amazon rainforest and Great Barrier Reef need better care, say scientists

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Research published in journal Science shows local protection of three world heritage sites is too weak and leaves them at risk of ‘unfolding diaster’ Continue reading…

Why Ocean Health Is Better And Worse Than You Think

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

The good news is the world’s oceans have not experienced the extinctions that have occurred on land. But as ecologist Douglas McCauley explains in a Yale Environment 360 interview, marine life now face numerous threats even more serious than overfishing.
BY FEN MONTAIGNE

Arctic sea ice hits record low

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.

‘Breathtaking’ solar eclipse occurs

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

Millions of people in the UK and northern Europe have glimpsed the best solar eclipse in years, with large areas plunging into deep shadow.
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