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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec.
A recent study has found that the Southern Ocean has proved more resilient to global warming than previously thought and remains a major store of mankind's planet-warming carbon dioxide.
Conservationists say living reef aquariums may be endangering Florida's coral reefs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the use of crabs, snails and other invertebrates in high-end aquariums could upset the ecology of Florida's reefs, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. There has been a change in consumer demand, biologist Jessica McCawley told the newspaper.
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which is actively lobbying state and local officials in Oregon regarding ocean fisheries issues, has admitted to offering payment to current and former elected officials - county, port and city commissioners - from Oregon coastal communities to attend and testify at a hearing of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council this week (Nov 3-7) in San Diego, Calif.
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), which will meet in San Diego November 3-7 to vote on a preferred alternative for an Individual Quota system, released a report detailing potential impacts of an unbalanced plan.
How best to map â€˜borealâ€™ or northern forest with spaceborne radar is the focus of an ESA campaign currently underway in northern Sweden.
By Peter Harrison Lundy Island is to feature in a new service provided by the website Google Earth.
By EMILY BEAMENT WEB users are to be given access to undersea landscapes as part of Google Earth. The new "layer" of Google Earth Outreach will feature video streams, photo galleries and stories from marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world.
By Huang, Yun-feng Cui, Sheng-hui; Ouyang, Zhi-yun Key words: Marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, ecological indicators, urbanisation SUMMARY In the process of rapid urbanisation in China, environmental problems have increased, from sewage discharge to climate change.
Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...
The Peru Current flows from South to North along the western side of South America. This current transports colder air from the south northward towards the equator. This current is responsible for bringing cooler waters off the coast of Peru which is a big reason that they have such high fishing success. However this current can get altered during EL-Nino when the warmer waters of the Pacific are transported west to east and start to replace these colder waters. The Peru current is...
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