Tag: global warming

High CO2 Prevents Sharks from Smelling (and eating…)

Written by on November 18, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks
High CO2 Prevents Sharks from Smelling (and eating…)

A recent study from the University of Adelaide found that sharks’ growth and hunting abilities will be “dramatically impacted” by climate change.

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Good News For Coral: Some Are Ready for Warmer Waters

Written by on June 29, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Good News For Coral: Some Are Ready for Warmer Waters

New research reveals that some coral populations already have what it takes to tolerate warm ocean waters.

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Some Fish Can Change Sex of Offspring in Warming Oceans

Written by on April 10, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
Some Fish Can Change Sex of Offspring in Warming Oceans

New research shows that when certain reef fish develop from early life at warmer temperatures, they can adjust the gender of their offspring.

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Reduced Sea Ice Could Lead to Increased Atmospheric CO2

Written by on October 1, 2014 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
Reduced Sea Ice Could Lead to Increased Atmospheric CO2

“New research shows that sea ice in the Arctic draws large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere into the ocean.”

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Ancient Antarctica Used To Be As Warm As California

Written by on April 23, 2014 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
Ancient Antarctica Used To Be As Warm As California

The last time atmospheric CO2 concentrations were this high (and higher), parts of Antarctica were as warm as California and Florida are today.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on January 24, 2014 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including climate change at the poles, a ghost ship, adorable sea otters and more.

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How Are Polar Bears Coping With a Rapidly Changing Environment?

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
How Are Polar Bears Coping With a Rapidly Changing Environment?

New research suggests that threatened polar bears are switching to alternative food sources in an effort to cope with climate change.

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Threats to Polar Bears Have Shifted Over the Last 40 Years

Written by on December 11, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Threats to Polar Bears Have Shifted Over the Last 40 Years

The major threats to polar bears today are different than those they faced 40 years ago when the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears was established.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on December 6, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including a plastic bag ban, seahorse heads, the subpolar fjords of Antarctica, and sustainable seafood.

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GLORES: Transforming Marine Conservation

Written by on December 5, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
GLORES: Transforming Marine Conservation

There are thousands of marine protected areas, but they cover less than 3% of the oceans. The Global Ocean Refuge System aims to solve that problem.

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