Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data

Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster, says one expert as Australia Research Council determines fresh injury across 8,000 km Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australias Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found. The findings have caused alarm among scientists, who say the proximity of the 2016 and 2017 […]

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Plastics found in stomaches of deepest sea animals

Very fretting observing from nearly 11 km deep confirms were afraid that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth Animals from the deepest places on Earth have been received with plastic in their stomachs, confirming were afraid that manmade fibers have polluted the most remote places on the planet. The study, led […]

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‘ I’m passionate about the ocean ‘: Celine Cousteau on diving off the Americas

The film-maker and conservationist is as determined to protect the marine world and indigenous peoples, in places like Mexico and the Amazon, as her famous forebears People always think that my grandpa Jacques or father [ oceanographic explorer] Jean-Michel were my main influences. But my mother was a great influence too. She was an expedition […]

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Rising ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

IUCN report warns that truly staggering rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing angling zones and spreading disease The rising temperature of the oceans is the greatest concealed challenge of our generation that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according […]

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Obama to establish first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean

Move aims to protect virtually 5,000 square miles of underwater valleys and mountains off the coast of New England President Barack Obama will establish on Thursday the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move thats designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater valleys and mountains off the shores of the […]

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Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, procures eight-year analyse

Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels entails oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life If the outlook for marine life was already appearing bleak- torrents of plastic that can suffocate and starve fish, overfishing, diverse forms of human pollution that create dead zones, the effects of global warming which […]

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Protection of our oceans must go hand-in-hand with the fight against climate change | Tommy E Remengesau Jr

Our Pacific island nation of Palau has created an ocean sanctuary bigger than California. But more countries must take action to help save the environment Island nations have been among the first to recognize that our ocean is in trouble. Fish populations are lessening, while sea level are rising. We are rapidly approaching a point […]

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Climate change will likely wreck their subsistences- but they still don’t buy the science

The small Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US are totally submerged by rising sea levels and yet locals, 90% of whom voted for Trump, still arent persuaded about climate change In 50 years, the region near where I grew up, Cameron Parish in south-west Louisiana, will likely be no more. […]

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A new Titanic? US and Canada prepare for worst as luxury Arctic cruise defines sail

Coast guard officers are training for catastrophe as melting sea ice opens up Northwest Passage letting liner to cruise with 1,700 from Alaska to New York On 13 April, coast guard officials from the US and Canada will develop for a cruise ship tragedy: a mass rescue from a luxury liner on its maiden voyage […]

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One of world’s largest marine parks created off coast of Easter Island

Rapa Nui protection area, about same sizing as Chilean mainland, will protect up to 142 species, including 27 threatened with extinction One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island. The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nuimarine park is approximately the size of the Chilean mainland and will […]

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