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Corals in trouble by middle of this century

Nearly one-third of CO2 emissions due to human activities enters the world's oceans, making them less alkaline and affecting calcification of corals. By the middle of the century, corals at the Northern edges of the tropics will be in trouble with the Hawaiian island reefs will be among the first to feel the impact.

Bush Sets Record for Denying Protection to Endangered Species

There are currently 279 highly imperiled US species that are designated as candidates for listing as threatened or endangered and that face potential extinction....

Making Marine Protected Areas Work for Everyone

The establishment of marine protected areas is often viewed as a conflict between conservation and fishing. A new study in the journal Conservation Biology,...

Ocean Nitrogen Rising

Changes in the ratio of nitrate to phosphorus in the oceans off the coasts of Korea and Japan may influence marine ecology and the...

Scientists Warn of Unprecidented Marine Exctinctions

We knew it was bad, but it is even worse than we thought. World rushing heedlessly towards global marine extinctions.
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IUCN Issue Marine Reserve Guidelines: When is a Marine Reserve not a Marine Reserve?

Our sea creatures are in trouble. What with warming temperatures, pollution, plastic debris and over-fishing, the oceans need protecting more than ever before. And governments are becoming more committed to creating marine reserves. But are they just paying lip service to the problem or really addressing it?

Endangered Bivalve, Pinna nobilis, Recovers Off Italy but Suffers in Greece

Pinna nobilis, the giant bivalve, is endangered. Although in some places it has historically been abundant, there has been a lack of up-to-date information...

Solar Powered Ship Reduces CO2 Emissions

As part of corporate efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from ocean-going vessels, Nippon Yusen KK and Nippon Oil are developing a system to partially...

Ocean Clean-Up System Launches for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Ocean Cleanup device heads for great Pacific garbage patch. Propelled by wind and waves, it to passively catches and concentrates plastic debris in front of it.
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Oyster Reef Decrease Ocean Acidification

Scientists have identified many benefits for restoring oyster reefs to Chesapeake Bay and other coastal ecosystems. Oysters filter and clean the water, provide habitat...