https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/05/australias-marine-heatwaves-provide-a-glimpse-of-the-new-ecological-orderReceding kelp forests, jellyfish blooms and disruption to fisheries are just some of climate change’s impacts on the ocean As bushfires raged across Tasmania, Victoria and New Zealand, and north Queensland faced a massive cleanup […]
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/heatwaves-sweeping-oceans-like-wildfires-scientists-revealExtreme temperatures destroy kelp, seagrass and corals – with alarming impacts for humanity The number of heatwaves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take […]
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/27/worlds-deepest-waters-ultimate-sink-plastic-wasteScientists say it is likely no marine ecosystems are left that are not affected by pollution The world’s deepest ocean trenches are becoming “the ultimate sink” for plastic waste, according to a study that reveals […]
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/27/plastics-leading-to-reproductive-problems-for-wildlifeScientists say some marine animals with high levels of pollutants are failing to calve Plastics are an increasing cause of concern due to potential sources of chemicals that disrupt hormones and affect the growth and […]
https://www2.padi.com/blog/2019/02/23/coral-restoration-brings-diving-communities-together/We have all heard (and seen) that in some parts of the world our coral reefs are in trouble and in need of our help. As divers, we have the unique skills and ability to […]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47330830Australia agrees to discard of one million tonnes of waste in world’s largest coral reef. Original Title: Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47330830
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-proximity-coral-reef-climate-events.htmlSevere weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown. Original Title: Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to […]
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-coral-threatens-caribbean.htmlClimate change has fueled coral reef bleaching throughout the tropics, with negative consequences for reef ecosystems and the people who depend on them. A new study finds that in the Caribbean, independent island nations such […]
http://rssfeeds.tcpalm.com/~/598284154/0/treasurecoast/martincounty~Florida-bill-would-ban-sunscreens-with-oxybenzone-and-octinoxate-like-Hawaii-and-Key-West/Will Florida follow Hawaii and Key West, which banned sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate because studies show they kill coral reefs.
http://rssfeeds.tcpalm.com/~/598284158/0/treasurecoast/martincounty~Common-sunscreens-contain-coraldamaging-chemicals/Common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate may bleach coral reefs and interfere with corals’ DNA, according to environmental researchers.