My daughter is 29. Seventeen years ago we snorkeled the Florida Keys’ spectacular fish-filled reefs. Her prudent fearlessness, even when faced with an ominous barracuda, filled me with quiet pride.
Authorities want to avoid damage to the coast line like that suffered by Mauritius after a bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the island
"A comprehensive test plan was executed at Leh — 3,300 metres above mean sea level (MAMSL) — in extreme temperatures which included envelope expansion, performance and flying qualities. LUH took off from Leh and demonstrated its hot and high hover performance at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at 5,000 MAMSL," HAL said.
According to a new study, climate scientists can reduce the uncertainty of their climate models by more precisely simulating subsurface ocean currents in the Pacific.
Reaching 29,030 feet above sea level, the summit of Everest in the Himalayas attracts around 500 climbers wanting to scale the world's tallest peak each spring.
[The Herald] It is good news that Zimbabwe could have higher than average rainfall over the next few months, if a forecast by a global climate agency predicting greater chances of a La Nina in the central Pacific, the opposite of an El Nino, is accurate.
Check out this astonishing Underwater Museum in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia! This might be your new bucket list!
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is a critical site for the conservation of reef manta ray as a new study shows that the species seldom venture far from D'Arros island and St Joseph atoll.
The pandemic has fast-forwarded a looming reckoning for the city of Cairns, the main gateway to the reef.
[UNEP] New York -- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Ocean Agency, in collaboration with creativity partner Adobe, today launched Ocean League, a new campaign that showcases the power of creativity in driving positive change for ocean protection and climate action.
Huge dam projects that came on stream in the 1970s substantially slowed the rate of sea level rise.
Authorities in Mauritius have arrested the captain of the Japanese ship that ran aground on a coral reef and spilled 1,000 tons of oil on the Indian Ocean island's protected coastline.
Mauritius said on Wednesday it planned to scuttle the Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off its shores and spilled oil over pristine waters and fragile coral reefs. The MV Wakashio struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on July 25 and began spilling oil on Aug. 6, prompting the government to announce a state of environmental emergency. The spill spread over a vast area of endangered corals, affecting fish and other marine life in what some scientists have called the country's worst ecological disaster.
As sea levels rise, so will groundwater. A new study shows where rising groundwater could lead to flooding and damage in California.
Grey reef sharks are not so heartless as previously believed. These predators have been found to form long-lasting 'friendships,' with those in their social circle and meet at the same spot everyday.
A four-year study at a Pacific atoll revealed that grey reef sharks keep company with the same individuals, but how they recognise other group members is a mystery
Urgent efforts increased in Mauritius on Monday to empty a stranded Japanese ship of an estimated 2,500 tons of oil before the vessel breaks up and increases the contamination of the island's once-pristine coastline. Already more than 1,000 tons of the fuel has washed up on the eastern coast of Mauritius, polluting its coral reefs, protected lagoons and shoreline. High winds and waves are pounding the Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef two weeks ago and is showing signs of breaking up and dumping its remaining cargo of oil into the Indian Ocean waters surrounding Mauritius.
Fuel spilling from a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius two weeks ago is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island, officials and environmentalists say. The MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company, struck the reef on Mauritius' southeast coast on July 25. On Thursday, the government said fuel was leaking from a crack in the vessel's hull and Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth declared a state of environmental emergency, pleading for international help.
She is the second person in less than a week to be injured by a humpback whale at Ningaloo Reef.
Kiwi crew on board a New Zealand yacht on Minerva Reef in Tongan territory has been involved in a tense standoff after Tonga's Navy threatened to forcibly remove them.
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A North Carolina man visiting the Florida Keys stole large pieces of federally protected coral, authorities said.
Report raises concerns around seawalls’ cost and effectiveness as low pressure system to batter NSW coastline with high tides and huge waves A cost-benefit analysis of options for a seawall at Wamberal beach commissioned by the New South Wales government in 2017 found that none of the six engineering options considered would deliver a net public benefit and that erosion would only increase with rising sea levels. “A seawall will provide benefits to beachfront properties by reducing the impacts of coastal processes,” the report by Marsden Jacobs found . “However, in the longer term, more properties in this area are likely to experience greater damage and loss of property values from the increased flooding of Terrigal lagoon associated with sea level rise. Continue reading...
Worldwide study finds Australia among nations with highest shark numbers, but 34 out of 58 nations have half what was expected Destructive and unsustainable fishing has caused a crash in shark numbers across many of the world’s coral reefs, upsetting the ecological balance of the critical marine ecosystems, a major study has found. A network of remote underwater cameras across 58 countries found sharks were “functionally extinct” at almost one in five of the 371 reefs studied over four years. Continue reading...
NOAA warns rising sea levels will bring high-tides up to two feet above the daily average in the US. The group projects that by 2021 flooding frequency could rise to an average of six days per year.
A veteran Monroe County sheriff’s deputy turned himself in Tuesday on charges that he illegally accessed the Florida driver’s license database, as well as another state crime database, to conduct background checks for security personnel at an exclusive gated community in Key Largo, sources familiar with a state investigation said. Specifically, Lt. Thomas Kiffney is accused of running people’s names through the state Driver and Vehicle Information Database — or DAVID — in connection with his off-duty job at Ocean Reef resort, an ultra-wealthy enclave located at the northern end of Key Largo, sources said. He also illegally accessed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement-maintained Florida Crime Information Center, or FCIC, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrest warrant obtained...
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia's Oceanographer and Queen's University Belfast PhD Scholar, Sheck A. Sherif joined scientists from across the world to discuss actions to address global ocean acidification - a challenge facing the ocean and marine resources worldwide particularly in Africa. Mr. Sherif, a Co-Chair of the Ocean Acidification Africa Regional Network (OA-Network)- a pan-African network specifically supports a coordinated approach to promote ocean acidification (OA) awareness and research in Africa.
Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on Earth.
Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth.
Nicky Woo has won the Marilyn Stafford award 2020 with her project As the Water Comes, documenting rising sea levels in Saint-Louis How the ‘Venice of Africa’ is losing its battle against the rising ocean Continue reading...
Abstract In complex, diverse ecosystems, one is faced with an exceptionally challenging decision: which species to examine first and why? This raises the question: Is there evidence of subconscious biases in study species selection? Likewise, is there evidence of this bias in selecting methods, locations, and times? We addressed these questions by surveying the literature on the most diverse group of vertebrates (fishes) in an iconic high-diversity ecosystem (coral reefs). The evidence suggests that we select study species that are predominantly yellow. Reef fish studies also selectively examine fishes that are behaviorally bold and in warm, calm, attractive locations. Our findings call for a reevaluation of study species selection and methodological approaches, recognizing the potential for...
An ambitious project to chart the seabed by 2030 could help countries prepare for tsunamis, protect marine habitats and monitor deep-sea mining. But the challenge is unprecedented On a wall facing Vicki Ferrini’s desk hangs a giant map of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. At 6ft by 8ft, it’s the largest size available on the printer at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where she works as a geoinformatics researcher. “I of course want it even bigger,” she says. The map is busier than a usual world map. Rather than showing featureless, flat blue ocean, here the seafloor bursts with detail: mountains, canyons, channels and plains that resemble the texture of land. Ferrini encourages her staff to print pictures of the seafloor features they’re researching and tack them to the map. One example...
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( University College London ) A deep-sea soft coral garden habitat has been discovered in Greenlandic waters by scientists from UCL, ZSL and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, using an innovative and low-cost deep-sea video camera built and deployed by the team.
A vast ocean buried below Pluto's surface has raised fresh hopes of extraterrestrial activity, a study has suggested. Deep beneath an ice shell over 60 miles thick, the ancient body of water could hold the ingredients to life beyond our planet. Analysis of images from NASA’s New Horizons mission shows that Pluto was hot when it first formed, rather than a celestial snowball as previously thought. The ocean is thought to have existed for around four and a half billion years - older even than the seas on Earth. Planetary scientist Carver Bierson said: "Even in this cold environment so far from the sun, all these worlds might have formed fast and hot - with liquid oceans. "By examining Pluto's features today we can begin to understand its birth four and a half billion years ago...
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Plastic pollution and oil slicks, flooded coastlines and shrinking fish stocks: when people think about environmental issues and the ocean, the images are invariably negative. But instead of thinking of the ocean as the victim, perhaps we need to see it as the...
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Off the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coral freshly removed from a reef is cut into pieces and replanted by a group of divers in the waters below.
If you travelled to the Tuva mountains in Southern Russia, some 1,300 m (4,300 ft) above sea level, you might find a rather inconspicuous lake called Tere-Khol, hidden among the rolling hills. The lake itself would not be very interesting were it not for an island in its midst. In truth, the island itself is […]
Feeding coral reefs a dose of 'good' probiotic bacteria - much like that in a pot of yogurt - helps them tolerate rising ocean temperatures, new research is showing.
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Plymouth, found coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, could naturally adapt to survive surging water levels.
Researchers have pioneered a new way of calculating the large green sea turtle population on Raine Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Using drones and a stripe of white paint on the back of adult turtles, the researchers from the Raine Island Recovery Project estimated there were 64,000 endangered green turtles at the Raine Island rookery. The new count shows there may be 1.73 times the number of turtles previously believed and they have now been able to adjust historical data to paint a more accurate picture of the area’s endangered green turtle population Continue reading...
Luminous yellow and blue fish dart through the fragments of coral hanging from rows of pipes anchored to the seabed in Guanahacabibes, in western Cuba, while scientists in diving gear annotate their observations on waterproof clipboards.
June 06, 2020 5:00 AM As Singapore evolved from a sleepy coastal village into the world's second busiest port, the coral reefs around it were keeping a silent record of the changes underwater.
"In what is hoped to be a first step towards mitigating future GBR coral bleaching events, Australian scientists conducted the first outdoor marine cloud brightening (MCB) experiment in late March." LINK
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a proclamation on Friday that would open up a marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean to commercial fishing during a meeting with commercial fishermen in Maine, according to two sources familiar with the plan.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered its most extensive coral bleaching event in March, with scientists fearing the coral recovers less each time after the third bleaching in five years.
In the past 30 years, half of the reef’s coral has been lost, largely because of bleaching events and crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks.
Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific remain neutral, meaning that neither El Niño nor La Niña weather patterns are prevailing, the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation said on Thursday.
The remaining Mississippi Delta marshes, covering an area larger than Connecticut, are already doomed by sea level rise — and others around the world could be too
Coral bleaching can be devastating to a reef system. It happens when ocean water waters get too warm, prompting the corals to lose the algae that gives them much of their color. Humans are largely to blame for this, as warming ocean temperatures have been directly linked to global warming and mankind’s impact on the...
Researchers get a better understanding over the colorful bleaching
Some bleaching corals undergo what had been described as a mysterious transformation by emitting bright neon colours - and researchers have discovered why.
California agencies in charge of protecting the state's coastline from sea-level rise will target a minimum increase of 3.5 feet by 2050 — a level much higher than scientists say is likely, and one that's stirred controversy in the Golden State.
Photo of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), on site in Pohnpei, Micronesia.
Staff at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center can provide them some important answers.
Understanding the impacts of rising sea levels requires accurate elevation information both beneath the water near shore, and along nearby coastal landscapes. Few agencies provide that broad-scale, regional elevation data as accurately as EROS does.
Research Physical Scientist Dean Gesch, the principal investigator for the Coastal Changes and Impacts focus area within the Integrated Science and Applications Branch (ISAB) at EROS, talks about his agency’s elevation expertise, and about sea level rise, in this conversation.
How do we know sea levels are rising?
Researchers say they have developed a lab-grown strain of microalgae which is more tolerant to heat.
There is about a 65% chance that neutral weather conditions will prevail in the Northern Hemisphere this summer with no El Niño or La Niña, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
A new study suggests that if global temperatures rise by another 3.5 degrees Celsius, sea levels could rise by an additional 4 feet by the end of the century and 16 feet by the year 2300.
Some rising tides sink all boats.
Even if nations are able to limit warming, sea levels will still rise significantly, new research from Germany's Potsdam Institute shows. In a worst-case scenario, seas could rise 5.6 meters.
"Ocean acidification is proceeding at a rate 10 times faster today than any time in the last 55 million years," the team explains.
For 80 years the location of the Nazi warship remained a mystery - until now. Footage of the Karlsruhe shows the ship upright, 490 meters below sea level and adorned with a swastika.
China appears to be preparing thousands of its elite special forces to face off against their Indian counterparts in the troubled Himalayan border region as the military build-up on both sides of the frontier continues.According to a report on Chinese state broadcaster CCTV on Wednesday, a special operations brigade from the Tibet Military Area Command and an army aviation brigade jointly organised the first parachute training “in an unfamiliar area which is over 4,000 metres above sea level…
The yacht's owners dropped anchor improperly, damaging hundreds of coral colonies. Much of the damage came from its chain "swinging through the bed."
The stunning Low Isles, located 15 km offshore from Port Douglas and within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is in need of a caretaker to look after the island.
When coral bleaching was suspected in a pristine reef, scientists turned to some unlikely surveyors.
Most of the ice shelves buttressing Antarctica’s ice sheets risk fracturing as meltwater trickles into cracks on their surface, which could accelerate sea level rise
Rising sea levels don't concern a business planning a $350 million 231-unit apartment scheme at a Takapuna site with water on three sides.
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Children born at 5,000 feet or more above sea level are typically smaller at birth and more likely to remain stunted than those born at lower altitudes, according to new worldwide research published Monday.
August 24, 2020 5:00 AM CAIRNS • Diving beneath the ocean, Mr Russell Hosp swam towards the limestone bed of the Great Barrier Reef, where he reattached bits of blue staghorn coral. With tourists gone, he was filling the void with this small act of conservation, which took his mind off the uncertain future on land.
August 23, 2020 11:48 AM CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA (NYTIMES) - Diving beneath the ocean, Russell Hosp swam toward the limestone bed of the Great Barrier Reef, where he reattached bits of blue staghorn coral. With tourists gone, he was filling the void with this small act of conservation, which took his mind off the uncertain future on land.
This doesn't mean building more now would work, though.
A draft of the updated Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan has been released for public comment. The six-week public consultation period closes on 30 September 2020.
The condition of the MV Wakashio was worsening early on Saturday and it split by the afternoon, the Mauritius National Crisis Committee said. The vessel struck a coral reef on July 25, spilling about 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and endangering corals, fish and other marine life in what some scientists have called the country's worst ecological disaster. On Friday, some residual oil from the ship leaked into the ocean, Mauritius Marine Conservation Society President Jacqueline Sauzier told Reuters on Saturday morning.
Deadline: 21. August 2020 "We are looking for motivated individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to multi-stakeholder virtual working groups in Fall 2020. These working groups will be oriented around key ocean-based CDR pathways, as well as cross-cutting issues that affect all ocean-based CDR pathways. If you are interested in participating in one or more working groups, please sign up with the survey below by August 21." LINK
Up to $10 billion of California property could be underwater by 2050 because of sea-level rise, a new state analysis said.
The Prime Minister of Mauritius has declared a 'state of environmental emergency' after nearly 4,000 tons of oil were spilt into the Indian Ocean when a bulk carrier ran aground on a coral reef.
The MV Wakashio ran into a reef in Mauritius. Locals rushed to prevent widespread damage.
Tahnee Ptiman and Sharnee Pannell were swimming at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia on Saturday when the 15m whale attacked a woman leaving her with broken ribs and internal bleeding.
Imagine the Earth as a human body, and the coral reef is its epidermis -- when something is awry, the first warning can arrive via your skin.
The crash in shark numbers, caused largely by over-fishing, could have dire consequences for corals.
Researchers from the US and Australia sequenced the genomes of 237 colonies of reef species on Australia's Great Barrier Reef during the bleaching event of 2017.
American coastal communities will experience high-tide flooding as many as 270 days a year by 2050, according to NOAA projections released yesterday that show sea-level rise causing the dramatic increases.
Greens deride $4.7m funding for technologies that may shade corals and make clouds more reflective as ‘Band-Aid solutions’ A government-backed research program to make the Great Barrier Reef more resilient to global heating will spend $4.7m this financial year developing technologies that could shade corals and make clouds more reflective during marine heatwaves. The announcement confirms the development of a technique known as marine cloud brightening, trialled on the reef in March, will be backed as part of the government’s $443 grant being coordinated by the not-for-profit Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Continue reading...
Labor calls for greater transparency into fundraising of foundation, which was awarded $443m by Coalition The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has raised only $21.7m out of a target of $357m in donations more than two years after it was awarded the largest single environmental grant in Australian history. It has prompted Labor to call for greater transparency from the foundation about its fundraising, while the Greens have said the figure “makes a mockery of the government’s logic” for awarding the grant. Continue reading...
Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth.A study from the...
Why did dolphins get Flipper while sharks got Jaws? These majestic, diverse animals bring balance to the ocean ecosystem – and they’re in grave danger Shark finning: why the ocean’s most barbaric practice continues to boom Each day, as the sun sets over the coral-fringed Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia, an underwater predator stirs. As predators go, it’s not especially big or ferocious – an arm’s length from head to tail, with a snuffling, moustachioed snout. What’s unique is that it doesn’t so much swim along the seabed as walk. Using its four fins as legs, and twisting its spine like a lizard, it can emerge from the water and hold its breath for an hour, strutting across the exposed reef and clambering between tide pools to find prey. Continue reading...
The Arctic ocean acidification is much worse than we thought.
"The purpose of this brief questionnaire is to identify key players and interested parties in the ocean-based CDR space and to build a database of cross-sectoral professionals looking to advance ocean-based CDR." LINK
Data show millions of homes unknowingly face threats from rising sea levels and inland flooding caused by storms.
Scientists have discovered a soft coral garden off the coast of western Greenland, some 1,600 feet below the ocean surface.
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least one person, buckling paved roads, and setting off a tsunami in nearby Pacific coastal areas.One person died in the state of Oaxaca, Governor Alejandro Murat said, after the quake hit the Pacific coastal state midmorning.The country’s seismological service said a tsunami on the Oaxaca coast was ongoing, with the sea level having risen 60cm (2 feet) at Huatulco beach, a popular destination for…
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) – Off the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coral freshly removed from a reef is cut into pieces and replanted by a group of divers in the waters below. The divers, from the Fujairah Adventure Centre, are building artificial reefs they hope will spur a resurgence in … Continued
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Bob and Jan Oostryck, in their 70s, were fishing off Coral Bay - about 1,100km north of Perth - with their son Ryan and his girlfriend Galina on Tuesday when freak waves flipped their 6.1-metre fishing boat.
The deadly fight on Monday evening reportedly took place on a narrow ridge, in the dark, roughly 14,000 feet above sea level.
An updated coral reef exhibit will debut. Members can return Friday, and all visitors will be welcome Sunday.
From protecting fishing communities to regrowing coral reefs, Guardian readers and environmentalists share how they’re working to defend the ocean Steve Trott, 58, projects manager at Watamu Marine Association Continue reading...
Environmental groups say Australian government is violating legal obligations to protect reef from global heating and UN committee should hold it to account Environmental law groups in the US and Australia are pushing Unesco to place the world heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef on an “in danger” list, arguing the Morrison government has violated legal obligations by not doing all it could to protect the natural wonder. Earthjustice, based in San Francisco, and Environmental Justice Australia say the federal government is failing to live up to an obligation under the World Heritage Convention that member countries do all they can, including dedicating “the utmost” of their resources, to protect and conserve protected sites. Continue reading...
Japan's weather bureau said on Wednesday there was a 60% chance of no El Nino or La Nina occurring from now through the northern hemisphere autumn, repeating its forecast from last month.
Countries to use high-resolution images to monitor health of marine resources Commonwealth countries are to gain free access to satellite technology that will help them monitor and protect their endangered coral reefs from threats such as climate breakdown, overfishing and pollution. Commonwealth countries hold nearly half of the world’s remaining tropical coral reefs , with 47 out of the 54 member countries having a coastline. Nearly half of them are islands or groups of islands, which face particular threats from the climate crisis, and for whom coral reefs are often vital protections against storms as well as fish nurseries and tourist attractions. Continue reading...
The forests would be in danger if the sea level rises more than six millimeters per year
People living at high altitude are less likely to experience the worst effects of coronavirus than those at sea level, a new study suggests.
June 04, 2020 3:57 PM Scientists fear that if the global warming trends continue the Great Barrier Reef will be destroyed.
Researchers have identified a region in the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antartica as having the cleanest air on Earth, taking over from the previous record holder in nearby Tasmania.
A coral-coated shipwreck has been found off the coast of Mexico that has laid hidden beneath the surface for over 200 years. Researchers believe it is a British ship that crashed into ' Nightmare reef .'
Schmidt Ocean Institute researchers were performing a remote expedition on Moore Reef, off the coast of Cairns in Queensland, when they made the discovery on May 22.
Maine marine officials said three new sensors installed in a coastal community will help scientists get a better understanding of ocean acidification.
Thermal houses in the Andes are helping combat respiratory illnesses in villages that struggle with freezing temperatures On a windswept plain more than 4km above sea level, families gather; a throng of colourful, intricately patterned hats, skirts and ponchos. They are gazing curiously at their revamped homes, which now glint in the sun. Cladding the mud brick homes and absorbing the perpendicular rays of the sun are polycarbonate panels fitted at a slanted angle to the outer walls. In Hanchipacha, a poor village in the highlands of Cusco, in Peru’s southeastern Andes, these panels are a point of pride. Continue reading...
Coral reefs on the brink of death are attempting to send a survival signal, via fluorescent neon colors.
Locals watched on as the 'Marrobbio' phenomenon rapidly sucked water out of the port of San Leone on Italian island of Sicily into the sea following a sudden change in air pressure.
New study shows multiple factors joined forces to devastate the Great Barrier Reef in 2016.
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ADVISORY: Press Call on Tackling Plastic and Pollution in the Ocean
WASHINGTON–The equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic pours into the ocean every minute. But what we see is just the tip of the iceberg: only 3% of all plastic in the ocean is visible on the surface, and there are a multitude of other pollutants like oil, antibiotics, heavy metals, industrial chemicals and pesticides harming ecosystems and marine life, undermining human health, and costing the economy more than $13 billion...
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"In what is hoped to be a first step towards mitigating future GBR coral bleaching events, Australian scientists conducted the first outdoor marine cloud brightening (MCB) experiment in late March. The purpose of this experiment was to test a delivery mechanism comprised of 100 high-pressure nozzles that can spray nano-sized sea-salt particles into the air above the reef. At the time this experiment was conducted, leading reef scientists announced that the GBR was undergoing the third mass coral bleaching event in five years." LINK
A new research project from MIT could help save small islands and coastal towns threatened by rising sea levels around the world, redirecting ocean waves to push sand up onto the shore.
Study looked at the costs of protecting coastal communities compared to benefits throughout Europe.
In the Maldives, an MIT team is conducting experiments to combat sea-level rise by redirecting natural sand movement.
The researchers found that the ultimate benefits of erecting dykes would outweigh the costs for a quarter of the UK coast under 16 inches of sea level rise.
( University of Colorado at Boulder ) CU Boulder researchers have developed a method that could enable scientists to accurately forecast ocean acidity up to five years in advance. This would enable fisheries and communities that depend on seafood negatively affected by ocean acidification to adapt to changing conditions in real time, improving economic and food security in the next few decades.