Coastal Care

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Tag: Ecosystem Destruction

Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

A new study found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai’i.

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Stay inside, the world is healing

Stay inside, the world is healing

With humans under lockdown, nature has taken over the earth as skies have begun to clear, wild animals are reclaiming their turf. Empty roads and beaches are being taken over by wild animals.

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Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

The 210,000-square-kilometre (81,000-square-mile) zone — an area equivalent to nearly half of the Black Sea – is intended to protect both the sea and the archipelago’s economy.

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Marine life could recover by 2050 with the right policies, study finds

Marine life could recover by 2050 with the right policies, study finds

Despite centuries of rampant overfishing and pollution, marine life in the world’s oceans could be fully restored in as little as 30 years with aggressive conservation policies.

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Ocean species are shifting toward the Poles

Ocean species are shifting toward the Poles

Concentrations of marine animal populations have been shifting away from the equator and toward the poles during the course of the past century, according to one of the most comprehensive analyses of marine species distributions to date.

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Plants and animals aren’t so different when it comes to climate

Plants and animals aren’t so different when it comes to climate

Despite fundamental differences in their biology, plants and animals are surprisingly similar in how they have evolved in response to climate around the world, according to a new study.

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Simple framework helps future ocean studies

Simple framework helps future ocean studies

A range of information is collated through a simple framework that will help marine scientists to design more accurate experiments that will better help them understand the projected impact of global warming on marine life.

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Microplastics found in a quarter of San Diego estuary fish

Microplastics found in a quarter of San Diego estuary fish

Nearly a quarter of fish collected from a San Diego stream contain microplastics. The study, which examined plastics in coastal sediments and three species of fish, showed that the frequency and types of plastic ingested varied with fish species and, in some cases, size or age of fish.

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Beyond your doorstep: What you buy and where you live shapes land-use footprint

Beyond your doorstep: What you buy and where you live shapes land-use footprint

In recent years, the attention of scientists and environmentalists has turned toward how population growth and urban expansion are driving habitat loss and an associated decline in ecosystem productivity and biodiversity. But the space people directly occupy is only one part of the land-use puzzle, according to new research.

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