Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

US East Coast Regions Sensitive to Ocean Acidification

US East Coast Regions Sensitive to Ocean Acidification

A continental-scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity. Coastal ocean acidification occur when excess carbon dioxide is absorbed by, flushed into or generated in coastal waters, setting off a chain of chemical reactions that affects ecosystems.

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Shark Kills Number 100 Million Annually

Shark Kills Number 100 Million Annually

The most accurate assessment to date of the impact of commercial fishing on sharks suggests around 100 million are being killed each year.

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Migratory Behavior of Oceanic Sharks Revealed

Migratory Behavior of Oceanic Sharks Revealed

As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in endangered sharks in early March, a team of researchers has found that one of these species, the oceanic whitetip shark, regularly crosses international boundaries.

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Global Ocean Commission: A fight to prevent eco-disaster in oceans

Global Ocean Commission: A fight to prevent eco-disaster in oceans

UK former foreign secretary is to lead a new, high-level international effort to end the lawlessness of the oceans, which will be unveiled this week.

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Fishers Fight Over Dwindling Catch, El Salvador

Fishers Fight Over Dwindling Catch, El Salvador

The decline in fish catches threatens the ability of the 128 coastal communities spread along El Salvador’s 320-kilometre-long Pacific coast to feed themselves.

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Millions Of Dead Herring Wash Ashore In Iceland

Millions Of Dead Herring Wash Ashore In Iceland

Thousands of tonnes of dead herring have been discovered washed ashore in west Iceland. The building of a local bridge and the nearby location of a landfill are the suspected causes of the deaths.

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Euro MPs Back Large-Scale Fishing Reform

Euro MPs Back Large-Scale Fishing Reform

The European Parliament has voted for sweeping reforms of the controversial EU Common Fisheries Policy. The package includes measures to protect endangered stocks and end discards.

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Tortugas Marine Reserve Yields More, Larger Fish

Tortugas Marine Reserve Yields More, Larger Fish

A new NOAA research report finds that both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from “no-take” protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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Pollution causes burning to seabirds, UK

Pollution causes burning to seabirds, UK

Several hundred marine birds including guillemots and razorbills have been found dead along the south coast from Cornwall to Sussex, covered in an unknown oily substance that has been dumped at sea.

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Beach of the Month

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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