UK Invasive Species Week floating pennywort campaign picture special — The Invasives Blog

As part of UK Invasive Species Week 2021, we bring you – thanks to our friends at the Angling Trust – this collection of photos taken at the launch of a national campaign to tackle the highly invasive floating pennywort from blighting Britain’s rivers and lakes. Floating pennywort – first found in the wild in……

UK Invasive Species Week floating pennywort campaign picture special — The Invasives Blog

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

In St. Maarten, Online Application Launched to Monitor Lionfish — Repeating Islands

St. Maarten’s Nature Foundation urges all ocean users and the community in general to start recording their sighting of the dangerous and invasive lionfish online at http://www.lionfishcontrol.org. This is a means of monitoring and controlling this species. A new web-based and mobile-device-friendly application developed by Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance has recently been updated and expanded to […]

In St. Maarten, Online Application Launched to Monitor Lionfish — Repeating Islands

Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History Would Protect 226 Million Acres for Alaska’s Ringed Seals ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Arctic ringed seals threatened by climate change today received proposed protections for more than 226 million acres of critical habitat in Alaska’s Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Ringed seals were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in […]

Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History — Natural History Wanderings

At War With Our Oceans. —

Isle of Portland, Dorset. The Beauty, Fragility, and Demise of the Seven Seas. “Fire, dancing, driving down to the lighthouse and watching the last of the light fade away. The rain had dissipated and opened up a clear sky for the last of the sun’s colours to smother the horizon ahead. I can’t quite remember […]

At War With Our Oceans. —

Along B.C.’s Fraser River, concrete obstructions block 1,500 kilometres of fish habitat and ‘meat grinder’ pump stations kill fish. Critics say it’s time for fish-friendly flood control Traditional flood infrastructure can block fish passageways and make spawning areas unreachable. Photo: Eiko Jones / Watershed Watch Salmon Society Some folks call flood pump stations “meat grinders.” […]

via Flood infrastructure: ‘the biggest salmon habitat issue you’ve never heard of’ — County Sustainability Group

CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

A highly invasive apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) has been discovered in Kenya for the first time. This is what new research published today by CABI scientists and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) confirms. The apple snail, which is generally considered to be one of the most invasive invertebrates of irrigation systems and waterways,……

CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic — including hundreds of species people depend on for food. Read about study at  New Research Shows Just How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic • The Revelator

How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic — Natural History Wanderings

UNDERWATER LIFE — PENSER study point

Earth’s rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans teem with life. More than two-thirds of the planet’s surface is covered in water. In deep oceans, most marine life exists in the top 100 m (330 ft) or so, as this is where light and vast quantities of microscopic organisms, called plankton, are most abundant. Plankton is crucial […]

UNDERWATER LIFE — PENSER study point