Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily reports Expansive study shows seagrass meadows can buffer ocean acidification — Spanning six years and seven seagrass meadows along the California coast, a new extensive study examined how seagrasses can buffer ocean acidification. Read more at  Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification: Expansive study shows seagrass meadows can buffer ocean acidification — […]

Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification — Natural History Wanderings

Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears — polarbearscience

This year near the end of May the distribution of thickest sea ice (3.5-5m/11.5-16.4 ft – or more) is a bit surprising, given that the WMO has suggested we may be only five years away from a “dangerous tipping point” in global temperatures. There is the usual and expected band of thick ice in the […]

Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears — polarbearscience

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion — polarbearscience

A joint US/Russian aerial survey has estimated that a minimum of 3,435 polar bears (but possibly as many as 5,444) likely inhabited the Chukchi Sea in 2016, quite a bit more than a previous study that estimated a population size of 2,937 the same year (which used data from one small US area extrapolated to […]

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion — polarbearscience

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports Over 10% Of Florida’s Total Manatee Population Has Died So Far This Year In Florida, wildlife managers and environmental groups are stunned by a record number of manatee deaths. More than 750 manatees have died since the beginning of the year, the most deaths ever recorded in a five month period. Most of […]

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings

Guyanese citizens challenge ExxonMobil offshore drilling on climate grounds — Repeating Islands

Isabella Kaminski (The Guardian) reports on Guyanese citizens’s challenge to offshore drilling, the first case in the Caribbean to challenge fossil fuel production on climate and human rights grounds. Guyana’s government is being taken to court by two citizens seeking an end to offshore drilling by ExxonMobil and other large oil firms that will exacerbate the climate […]

Guyanese citizens challenge ExxonMobil offshore drilling on climate grounds — Repeating Islands

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

A massive global study of the world’s reefs has found sharks are ‘functionally extinct’ on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed. Professor Colin Simpfendorfer from James Cook University in Australia was one of the scientists who took part in the study, published today in Nature by the Global FinPrint organisation. He said of the 371 […]

Sharks almost gone from many reefs around the world — Nya Sustainability

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

The world’s fastest shark may be swimming towards disaster after a major fisheries body failed to address continued overfishing of the highly vulnerable species, conservationists have warned. The shortfin mako – which can reach speeds of up to 43mph – is fished worldwide but is not subject to any international fishing quotas. It is considered exceptionally vulnerable […]

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

Climate change is making it dangerous to eat fish — Nya Sustainability

It may not be a cataclysmic turning point in the climate crisis, but global warming has officially come for your fish. According to a new study published in the journal Nature in August, higher ocean temperatures are causing the mercury content of certain fish to increase despite regulations aimed at reducing the amount of the heavy metal […]

Climate change is making it dangerous to eat fish — Nya Sustainability

The Arctic might be emitting billions of tons of carbon, proving climate scientists’ worst fears — Nya Sustainability

The report concludes that permafrost ecosystems could be releasing as much as 1.1 to 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year — almost as much as the 2018 annual emissions of Japan and Russia, respectively The Arctic is undergoing a profound, rapid and unmitigated shift into a new climate state, one that is greener, […]

The Arctic might be emitting billions of tons of carbon, proving climate scientists’ worst fears — Nya Sustainability