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Human activity has pushed marine life toward a “precipice of major extinction event,” according to a recent study conducted by a team of U.S. scientists. The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, warned that unless immediate action is taken to mitigate the damage, the rate of e...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
It’s been a good few days for marine conservationists. On Monday, the island nation of Kiribati announced that it will soon end commercial fishing in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), a biologically-rich, California-sized swath of the Central Pacific. Yesterday, President Barack...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Increasing carbon dioxide in the world's oceans could hamper fishes' eyesight, slowing their reaction times and leaving them vulnerable to predators or unable to hunt, new research has shown. Experts say it adds to the existing evidence that ocean acidification will be bad for marine...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Finding a balance between ocean conservation and sustainability has led to a University of Queensland (UQ) scientist winning a prestigious international prize. Dr Carissa Klein, an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow with UQ's School of Biological Sciences, was awarded the $US25,00...
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Posted by on in Animals
With 2012 seeing the largest mass of summer ice melting in the Arctic in modern history, it’s no surprise experts predict more of the same for 2013. The melting ice has implications for some of Canada’s most threatened species. Metro spoke with World Wildlife Fund scientist and researcher Pete Ewin,...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Plastic waste, such as plastic bags, bottles, and containers, are littering the world’s oceans and causing harm to marine animals. Birds often mistake small pieces of plastic for food and swallow them, but because birds are unable to digest plastic, the plastic pieces fill up their stomachs and proh...
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