Scientists discover algae species that may affect coral reefs


A new species of alga found in Hawaii is emerging as a potential threat to coral reefs. Researchers from the University of Hawaii conducted a study establishing that the red algae have been growing on the island for several years now.

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‘The Blob’ returns: marine heatwave settles over Pacific


It is safe to say the marine heatwave known as the “Blob” has returned. It encompasses 4 million square miles from Alaska to Canada and as far away as Hawaii, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “It’s Overall, this creates less food for marine life and compels animals to go beyond their immediate home in search of food or simply die off. ‘The Blob’ returns: marine heatwave settles over Pacific.

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The Great Atlantic Ocean Garbage

Green Earth Journey

Researchers carried out a two decade study in areas of the Caribbean and the North Atlantic off of the US coast – the longest study on record of plastic marine debris conducted in any ocean basin. The effects of the debris on marine life has not yet been released, but Dr. Lavender Law stated, “We know that many marine organisms are consuming these plastics and we know this has a bad effect on seabirds in particular.” February 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm by Katie M.

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Water purifier company takes on plastic polluters at UN climate conference

Green Prophet

UN Environment says one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world with most, according to a recent study from the Veolia Group, ending up in landfill or environments like the oceans where they pose a grave threat to the marine life.

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Maui: 5 great green to do's

Green Traveler Guides

Ken Schmitt started Maui ’s oldest hiking tour company in 1983 (after living … alone … in the island’s jungles), and today the “walking encyclopedias” who lead these richly informative and invigorating tours include a marine biologist, a professor of ethnobotany, former park rangers, wildlife biologists, an expert on whales, dolphins and turtles. These folks are the real deal—certified marine naturalists who follow a strict wildlife watching code to protect marine life.

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NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs


including around the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and Hawaii. Coral reefs are biologically rich zones and account for about 25% of all marine life.

Floating Island Of Plastic To Be Studied, Cleaned Up

Eco Friendly Daily

The “island” is located between Hawaii and California and is known to many seafarers which have sailed in the area. The project is intended to study the impact such debris has on marine life. In terms of the massive clean up, Yerkey stated: “You are talking about quite a bit of marine debris but it’s not a solid mass. An “island” of trash, consisting largely of plastics, in the Pacific has many names: the plastic island, the great pacific garbage patch etc.

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Mermaids in NYC? Yes! 3rd Annual Ocean Lifeline Mermaid Lagoon

Eco Chic

Ocean Lifeline represents artist, photographers and filmmakers whose work focuses on the ocean and marine life, as well as sculptors who use recycled marine debris materials. Prior to her recent show, she collaborated with talented videographers and underwater photographers to create a series of short educational documentaries filmed in Hawaii and New York.

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The Ocean Cleanup has first success collecting plastic from Great Pacific Garbage Patch


The patch, located in the waters between Hawaii and California, is infamous as the area with the largest accumulation of plastic debris. Marine life is also harmed, with numerous reports of disruptions in feeding and migrating patterns, ultimately threatening species’ survival and reproductive success. The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit dedicated to eliminating plastic pollution in the oceans, recently announced its first success.

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Serious Effects of Plastic Pollution on Human Health


Marine ecosystems support oxygen production, nutrient cycles and carbon capture through photosynthesis and carbon sequestration [15]. Our oceans also play a vital role in providing water, necessary for life. In fact, recently released a report revealing that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between California and Hawaii, one of five major garbage patches in the oceans has now grown to over 600,000 square miles. Most of us grew up in an age where.

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Greener pastures on Martha's Vineyard

Green Traveler Guides

All around the island, tidal ponds are important shellfish resources and support large eelgrass beds, a crucial component in providing protected nurseries for fish, bay scallops, blue crab and other marine life. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Rights of De-extinct Animals, Dark Money, Magic Mushrooms & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

Marine life is dying, but those who link die-offs to Fukushima radiation are dead wrong. Amy Harmon’s brilliant piece on one man’s frustrating quest to find the scientific truth about GMO crops and apply it to a heated debate on banning them in Hawaii. (New Siberian wooly mammoth from The Ivory King. Image modified from Flickr user BioDivLibrary through a Creative Commons License.

Air Pollution Causes and Effects


And while marginal air quality is found more in poor and developing countries like India, China and Pakistan and better air quality in higher income countries like those in Europe, still, a recent study showed that the air over Europe is polluted enough to shorten the average life span between 2 and 24 months [6]. They are home to twenty-five percent of marine life: seaweeds, bacteria, fungi, reptiles, crustaceans and over 4,000 species of fish [17]. .

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The Great Bear Rainforest vs. Big Oil - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

"The humpbacks go to Hawaii to mate," Kevin explains. They try them out and perfect them before they take them to Hawaii." What I didn't expect was the mindboggling abundance of all kinds of wildlife that we have seen so far on this trip through the Great Bear Rainforest's marine ecosystem. On the East Coast there is almost no marine life left to enjoy or to observe, unless you take a fast, touristy boat far off shore. The Green Life.

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