The full title of this article by Jada Stewart (Global Voices) is “Tobago’s coral bleaching alert makes it clear there is ‘no alternative’ to fighting the climate crisis.” Stewart reports that the island’s reefs are on “Bleaching Alert Level One”—not good, as studies show that coral reefs protect around 90 per cent of Tobago’s shoreline from wave-induced erosion […]
Barbados needs to act now to save its coral reefs! Marine Biologist at the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Angelique Brathwaite, said the reality is that the situation regarding the island’s coral reefs is now “dire”, and all sectors need to come together to save them. “Our coral reefs are in serious trouble. Most of […]
Cassie Martin (Science News) reports on a disease that has been ravaging coral reefs in the Caribbean for several years, a condition called stony coral tissue loss disease or “skittle-D,” which seems to be accelerating at an unexpected rate. Martin writes, “Off St. Thomas, the disease is moving faster and killing more corals than any […]
https://earther.gizmodo.com/a-supercharged-marine-heat-wave-is-roasting-the-pacific-1837928320 A Supercharged Marine Heat Wave Is Roasting the Pacific Brian Kahn Friday 11:13am Image: NOAA Ocean temperatures have skyrocketed in the northeast Pacific, ushering in conditions reminiscent of 2015. In other words, the Blob is back, and it could spell trouble for wildlife and fisheries from Alaska to California, according to data scientists with […]
Councillors in West Lancashire have voted overwhelmingly to oppose plans to drill and frack two shale gas wells in the green belt near Formby.
On July 4, 2019, Ed Yong (The Atlantic) published this article explaining why waves of seaweed have been smothering Caribbean beaches. He writes, “Since 2011, blooms of Sargassum have wreaked havoc on tropical shores. A new study explains why this is likely a new normal.” A very interesting read! [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this […]
This 7 November 2016 video says about itself: St George, Alaska Berardius New Beaked Whale For over 60 years, Japanese whalers have observed an unusual form of beaked whale in northern waters. Called Kurotsotchi or “raven whale”, biologists considered it possibly a dark form of Baird’s beaked whale, Berardius bairdi. An international team of scientists […]