“Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef”

“The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia has seen two massive bleaching events over the span of two years. And that’s led to a widespread die-off of the corals, according to a new study. Through close… Read More

“Sunscreen Chemicals Are Destroying Coral Reefs And Now Hawaii Is Banning Them”

“Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs and marine life. A bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types… Read More

“Scientists’ stop-gap plan to save coral reefs”

“A coral reef takes centuries to form. Vaughan: “Most corals the size of a basketball may be as much as 25 to 100 years old. And ones the size of a small car would be a few hundred… Read More

“Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea”

“Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will take centuries to… Read More

“Coral Reefs Suffering In Philippines Despite Outlawing Damaging Fishing Practices”

Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing ptactices Some of the fishing methods used in today’s small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found.

“A “New Ocean” Is Emerging at the Top of the World”

“As the planet warms, the Arctic is warming more than twice as fast. As ice cover is disappearing, average summer sea ice has declined by more than a third since 1979. That’s roughly equal to the entire area… Read More

“A Small Antarctic Fish Is Helping Scientists Understand The Impacts Of Climate Change”

“If you expose these fish to a single stress — just warming or just acidification — the animals are able to cope with the stress,” explains Todgham. “But when you give the two stressors they lose that ability… Read More

“‘The blob’ contributes to major abalone die-off, forces fisheries closure, postponement”

“PORTLAND, Ore. — A creature that lives among the rocks of the sea is starving to death. Several factors contributed to the recent die-off of red abalone, but a significant component was “the blob,” a warm mass of… Read More

“David Attenborough says world must act now on plastic after witnessing its impacts filming Blue Planet II”

“More than eight million tonnes of plastic reaches the sea every year. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, and 99 per cent of the planet’s seabirds will have eaten some. Humans are… Read More

“Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in seas”

“Global warming is making the world’s oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often, two studies show. The lower oxygen levels are making marine life far more vulnerable, the researchers said. Oxygen is… Read More