Early in 2009 NASA predicted that 2009 and 2010 could be years of record global temperatures, and it seems they may be right. The Earth’s oceans have just finished their warmest summer on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. How long is “on record?” – since 1880. Deke Arndt, climate monitoring branch […]
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Researchers have discovered that Cetacea, long thought to be “the most distinctive and highly specialized orders of mammals” actually exhibit characteristics of “personhood.”Â Like chimpanzees, whales and dolphins exhibit “considerable social complexity and individual distinction.”Â Scientists believe future research will prove Cetacean personhood will approach that of primates.Â Such research gives even more significance to […]
A new documentary film, End of the Line, released at cinemas nationwide on World Ocean Day (8th June), warns that overfishing the bluefin tuna could result in the end of seafood by 2048 because all fishing stocks will collapse as a result of overfishing.
The Carteret Islands are located off the coast of Papua New Guinea. With a total population of around 2,500 people on the collection of coral atolls, most people outside of the community havenâ€™t heard of it and it is barely visible on most maps. In the very near future it wonâ€™t be on any maps […]
UK Climate Change Minister announced to a conference this week that the UK government will begin screening for the marine energy projects in England and Wales. The screening is part of an effort by the United Kingdom to become a world leader in wave and marine technology. “It’s a signal really that we are very […]
Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro, World Oceans Day has been celebrated on June 8; however, the designation was not part of an official United Nations resolution. That has all changed: In paragraph 171 of its resolution 63/111 on oceans and the law of the sea, the General Assembly resolved that, as […]
6,000 rare Irrawaddy dolphins have been discovered in the freshwater of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest and the Bay of Bengal. Previously, the largest group of Irrawaddy dolphins were thought to be in the low hundreds. The recent discovery has prompted new guidelines for marine wildlife viewing in the Pacific Islands.
Last month, biologists warned killer whales’ existence is being threatened by California water issues that negatively affect salmon populations. Specifically endangered are the southern resident orcas that live in Puget Sound but have been seen as far south as Monterey Bay since 2000.Â There are 83 southern resident killer whales.
Advocates for rainforest conservation often cite how these forests are “nature’s medicine cabinet“. With only one percent of the world’s tropical plants tested for their medicinal properties and 120 prescription drugs originating in rainforest plants already, the cure to many illnesses may be contained in these tropical forests. What about our oceans? Could they also […]