mukeshbalani.com | “You heard it here first…if you haven’t already heard it elsewhere”… The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population grows and countries develop, this is only […]
Whale breach: ABC Open Pic of the Week. This spectacular shot of a whale breaching off Dee Why Beach in New South Wales seems to be lost on a boatload of whale watchers, who appear to be looking the other way. Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor JP Goodridge. Sydney-2000 Source: Whale breach Pic […]
This 1 December 2017 video is about the dead sperm whale beached in Domburg in the Netherlands. Dutch regional broadcaster Omroep Zeeland reports today that a whale has stranded at Domburg beach. It is a 13.5 meter long young male sperm whale. He was already dead when he beached. Scientists will examine what caused his […]
The San Francisco Chronicle reports The largest animal on planet Earth, blue whales, and the second-largest animal, fin whales, are swimming in the Monterey Bay in large numbers. Beginning Monday, up to 50 blue whales have been sighted off the coast of Monterey. Read story and see photos atBlue whales invade Monterey Bay
This Could Be The Worst Possible News of All!
DW_Plankton is the basis for the entire marine food web – and it is under threat. From the Mediterranean to the Pacific, animals have been struggling to survive, due apparently to changes with plankton.
Food chains represent the greatest interdependency within the webs of life. The marine food chain, for instance, is essential for oceans – and depends on plankton. But environmental changes and human activities may be threatening plankton– and therefore all marine animals.
According to a recent study,the biomass of sardines and anchovies has been decreasing at alarming rates in the Mediterranean Sea. At the same time, sea lions are struggling to forage on the coasts of California. Both cases have shed light on how a single food chain element can affect all others.
While it is still unknown whether species will be able to adapt to new conditions, the marine food chain is already…
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