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Environment

Ocean warming may reduce sea life by 17%, study finds

The world’s oceans could lose nearly one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if global warming continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius that the world’s oceans warm,» 

Environment, International, Society

Lost fishing gear threatens marine life

The group, World Animal Protection Canada, is urging Canada and all nations to deal with lost and discarded fishing gear that kills and maims ocean life including whales, porpoises, turtles and seabirds. Issue raised at international meeting Its research suggests» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Oceans losing oxygen, harming marine life

A new study has found the world’s oceans have lost two per cent of their oxygen in the past 50 years, mostly because of climate change. The losses are most pronounced in the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans. ‘Far-reaching biological» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Seismic ocean exploration, U.S. scientists and Canadian Inuit say no!

Controversy continues: ocean seismic tests and effects on marine life In 2011 a consortium of Norwegian oil companies applied for seismic exploration of the seabed off the coast of Canada’s Baffin Island. The cross-hatched area indicates zones to be extplored» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

The secrets of the seas revealed by their inhabitants

What if marine animals could talk?  Tell us where they have been, how they interact with one another, how their habitat is changing… Well, they can. In a paper just published in the journal Science, researchers affiliated with the Nova» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Marine extinctions past, and in the future

Ancient fossil record helps to understand species vulnerability today An international study of extinctions of marine life millions of years ago may point to extinction risk hot spots today. Derek Tittensor (PhD) is a senior marine biodiversity scientist at the» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Arctic waters “particularly vulnerable” to acidification from human generated CO2

A new report from the  Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme  says that changes in the pH levels of Arctic waters are already taking place, and will have a major effect upon the marine ecosystems in the far north, and implications for»