What Happens to Marine Life When Oxygen Is Scarce?

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What Happens to Marine Life When Oxygen Is Scarce At a local scale, hypoxic events may pose a more severe threat to coral reefs than the warming events that cause mass bleaching.

Global warming driving mass migration of marine life


Marine life is migrating from the equator to the tropics, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. However, with the changing climate , environments for marine life are changing, too.


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Dubai Marine Life At Risk After Devastating Shark Catch

Green Prophet

The Arabian Gulf marine ecosystem took a devastating hit this week after a pregnant great hammerhead shark was landed and forty-five pups gutted out of it in a Dubai fish market. Travel & Nature extinction Marine ecosystem marine environment marine protection SharksA five-metre-long female shark and its litter of forty-five hammerhead pups was found dead at the Diera Fish Market in Dubai.

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Intelligent Robotic fish detect pollution zones to safeguard marine life


They are designed to blend with the marine environment, without interfering with its working or causing any disruption to its ecology. Pratima Kalra: Under the BMT managed program, SHOAL; researchers have developed and delivered a robotic fish with artificial intelligence that can detect and identify pollution in aquatic areas.

Artificial Reef Not Attracting Marine Life

Eco Friendly Daily

In 1972, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2 million old tires were tied together at the bottom of the ocean to create an artificial reef with the hopes of attracting ocean life. However, this has not happened. Many of the tires have since broken from their nylon and steel ties and are washing up on beaches, floating on the surface, or stuck against a natural reed nearby. To salvage the tires over the next few years, it will cost Florida about $3.4

Marine Life Still Show Signs Of Pollution Decades Later

Eco Friendly Daily

California State Long Beach University found that those toxins are still present in high concentrations in marine mammals including seals and sea lions. By studying 145 seals and sea lions that died at a facility that helps sick and injured marine mammals, they were able to find those chemicals were still present in animals born over 30 years since the last bit of DDT and PCB was dumped there.

This rum brand wants to protect sea turtles

A Greener Life

Launched in October 2020, Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum aims specifically to help save endangered Hawksbill turtles and is partnered with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project , based at the University of the West Indies, which has a mission to recover marine turtle populations. By Anders Lorenzen.

Marine Life At Risk; Crab Pots To Be Recovered Off Oregon Coast

Eco Friendly Daily

An unknown number of thousands of crab pots are scattered on the ocean floor, posing as a great hazard to marine life. The colored lines and pots themselves commonly entangle marine life as well as boats. Jan Lubchenco, head of the NOAA, stated: “Marine debris is a global problem that affects the environment, human safety and commerce. Crab pots, cylinders made from steel mesh, rubber and iron for catching crabs, are commonly lost by crab fishermen each year.

Red Tide Appearing In Gulf Of Mexico

Environmental News Network

Texas A&M-Galveston marine biologist Daniel Roelke says the algae bloom can be devastating to marine life and can threaten humans. Red Tide Appearing In Gulf Of Mexico

Florida beermaker’s edible packaging is saving lives

Green Prophet

A small Florida microbrewery has developed a biodegradable and edible six-pack ring, a new approach to sustainable packaging aimed at protecting marine species vulnerable to plastic pollution. “Our focus is reducing the marine debris in the ocean. Now, instead of getting entangled in – or choking on – the rings, marine life can safely eat them. “We While the spent-grain compound isn’t an ideal meal for marine species, it’s not harmful.

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How vegan demand for agar is killing Morocco’s red seaweed

Green Prophet

Aside from the negative social consequences, overharvesting seaweed also has obvious negative to the local marine ecosystem. Seaweed plays a major role in marine ecosystems , in fact they are considered “keystone species” since they are one of the first organism in marine food chains. Lifestyle food halal kosher marine life Morocco vegans Vegetarian vegeware Sudden food crazes cause more havoc than we can imagine or perceive.

Rare blue lobster turns up in Red Lobster shipment


Green a-doctor-couple alabama children cuyahoga cuyahoga-falls marine-life rooftop-solar seafood-watchThe only thing that saved Clawde from the linguini sauce was her blue hue.

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Abu Dhabi Corals Are Tougher Than The Rest

Green Prophet

“Corals have a symbiotic relationship with algae that live within their tissue and provide them with food,” Dr John Burt, head of the marine biology laboratory at NYUAD, told The National. It turns out that the study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin reveals algae that is the same as that found in other climates where coral has a low threshold for heat. Travel & Nature arabian gulf Coral marine life nature conservation Persian Gulf

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 27

Cool Green Science

In the face of ocean acidification , some marine life adapts. Animals Climate Change Environmental News Fire Global Warming Solar The Green Buzz BBC climate change denier daily news environmental news global warming green news hurricane marine life Mongabay NASA ocean acidification otter PhysOrg science world report seagrass solar power Treehugger wildfires yosemite rim fire

2013 47

UN Says Aquaculture Could Solve Fish Collapse

Green Prophet

In Gaza, a small aquaculture project is being carried out by a Gaza marine engineer and sea captain, Sohail Ekhail who has been trying to provide his fellow Palestinians with nourishing fish by operating a fish farm on the outskirts of Gaza City. While growing fish in the sea may cause some damage to coral and other marine habitations, as occurred with a fish farm in the Red Sea, off Israel’s coastal city of Eilat, the ultimate solution is growing fish in ponds instead of in the sea.

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Working with Local Fisherman to Tackle Shark Finning

Green Prophet

Travel & Nature Animal cruelty marine conservation marine life marine protection SharksWe speak to the International Fund for Animal Welfare Middle East about the need for stronger legislation to protect sharks in the UAE and how working with fisherman can halt the decline of sharks.

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30 new marine species found in Galapagos’ deep seas


Now, marine scientists have found 30 new species deep beneath the ocean’s surface around the Galapagos. ” The new deep-sea dwelling creatures will never become as familiar to visitors as more visible endemic species, such as the Galapagos penguin, giant tortoises and marine iguanas. 30 new marine species found in Galapagos’ deep seas. Eco Green a-brittle-star- a-diverse-team charles-darwin earth ecuador galapagos marine-life research trivera

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If You Want to Go Quickly, Go Alone. If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

Cool Green Science

A recent study in Palau’s longline tuna fishery found one-third of everything caught in the fishery was bycatch, sharks, rays and other marine life important to the health of Palau’s waters and its tourism. There is a great African proverb; “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

2016 40

Meet eBussy, the new modular, electric truck-to-van


Green a-short-three climate change electric global-warming- interior marine-life modularThe eBussy has a look and name like no other electric vehicle you’ve seen before. German company Electric Brands’s eBussy, short for electric bus system, proves that even larger vehicles can perform well without a trail of carbon emissions pouring out the back.

2020 28

Cod are disappearing due to global warming


Consumers can help fishers take advantage of these fishing opportunities by seeking out other fish species to eat and enjoy,” Dr. Katherine Maltby, marine climate change scientist at Cefas and the study’s lead author, said. Earlier research from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory warned that larger North Sea fish populations may fall by up to 60%. Eco Green applied-ecology climate change deforestation ecuador fish global-warming- indigenous marine-life north research

2020 28

Stay-at-home orders increase demand for eco-friendly interiors


Eco Green a-joint-study associated-with country global home homes interior julian-crawford marine-life noaa tikkurila tolerate-strong united statesLockdowns have forced many to stay home. With all that time inside, you can’t help but pay close attention to the interior details of your home. Many have turned to home improvement projects to make productive use of their time. The novel coronavirus has likewise forced many to become more health-conscious.

Merman Hair and the Incredible Creatures of the Deep It’s Inspired By

Eco Chic

Creative Arts colorful fish instagram trends marine biology marine life mermaids merman hair mermen sea creatures tropical fishImage from Flickr user Suzy. First it was the man bun. Then the flower beard. And now, merman hair is taking over the internet, with men dyeing their hair a whole rainbow of new shades. And it’s not just top-of-your-head hair. It’s beards, it’s eyebrows. We can assume it’s more private areas as well. And why not?

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The Green Buzz: Friday, March 29

Cool Green Science

Africa Animals Climate Change Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz bbc nature Borneo daily news environmental news fairy circles global warming green news Indonesia jellyfish marine life nature navy NY Times rhinos sea hare Sumatran rhino Washington Post WiredBefore you start your weekend, here are 5 must-read green news stories. Africa fairy circles explained… and all circles point towards termites. ( NY Times ).

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A Day In the Life of A Marine Scientist: Interview with Rima Jabado

Green Prophet

Green Prophet speaks to Rima Jabado, a marine scientists working in the UAE about marine conservation and what dissection can teach us about sharks. We caught up with Rima Jabado, a marine scientist who has worked all around the world, to find out about her research into sharks in the Arabian Gulf and the threat of habitat destruction. Travel & Nature Marine Biology marine conservation marine life marine mammals marine protection Sharks

2011 71

Trump allows commercial fishing in Atlantic national monument


The Trump administration announced on Friday that the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which encompasses over 5,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, will open to commercial fishing.

Barbados: 5 natural wonders to visit on this paradise isle

Green Traveler Guides

But it also boasts eco wonders that Hyde Park can never match, from its stunning beaches to its diverse marine life and dense tropical […] Barbados: 5 natural wonders to visit on this paradise isle is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | An Eco Short List | The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados loves its afternoon tea and cricket matches, just like London. This independent nation is still a member of the British Commonwealth.

When the levee breaks: Ocean hero killed in electric scooter accident

Green Prophet

Another blow to the marine environment this week – after learning that the massive oil spill continually washing up on shore on Israel’s beaches is most likely eco-terror from Iran : this time it’s personal and someone I interviewed as a hero to our seas ––.

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Dangerous Algae Blooms Taking Over Waterways Nationwide

Green Living Ideas

Algae blooms can be hazardous to both marine life and your own health. Learn the basics of why algae blooms happen, the dangers of algae blooms, and resources for more information about algal blooms. The post Dangerous Algae Blooms Taking Over Waterways Nationwide appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle algae algal blooms cyanobacteria NEEF summer

2017 40

The Impact of Plastic Bags on the Environment

Green Home Blog

Disposal and Litter Costs: - Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, whales and other marine mammals die every year from eating discarded plastic bags mistaken for food. On land, many cows, goats and other animals suffer a similar fate to marine life when they accidentally ingest plastic bags while foraging for food. - When plastic bags breakdown, small plastic particles can pose threats to marine life and contaminate the food web.

People are willing to pay a lot to prevent another BP-like oil spill

Environmental Economics

Along with asking participants these questions, the study authors included detailed accounts of the damage already done to beaches, animals, marine life, and marshland. In my best Thomas Dolby voice: SCIENCE ! According to a paper published in the journal Science   on Thursday, Americans are willing to pay $17.2 billion to prevent another BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Venomous Lionfish Set to Invade the Mediterranean – Are You Ready?

Green Prophet

A new “invasive species” of marine life may be on its way to the Mediterranean – one that is both attractive as well as unpleasant – and even poisonous. It is now becoming quite common as far north as the American state of North Carolina, and is competing with other forms of marine life for food. The lionfish is a voracious predator and feeds on a variety of marine life, especially crustaceans.

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Israel’s Mediterranean Seacoast Severely Threatened by People

Green Prophet

Why have dolphins and other types of marine life almost disappeared from I srael’s shores? And why are projects such as deep water energy drilling and desalination threatening to make the eastern Mediterranean an area increasingly devoid of most marine life? The answer appears obvious, as well as foreboding, in a recent comprehensive report on the state of the marine environment in Israel’s section of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Sand as an exhaustible resource

Environmental Economics

It is inexpensive and does not disrupt reefs or marine life. It looks like they are running out of sand in south Florida: Offshore sand has always been the first choice to counter beach erosion. This is why the Army Corps and the state are hoping that Martin and St. Lucie Counties will come around and free up some of their sand, which could then be dredged and shipped farther south.

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Eco-Friendly FreshX - the fresh alternative to 'flushable' wipes

Green (Living) Review

Emma Cunningham of the Marine Conservation Society says: “From our Great British Beach Clean results in 2016, we have seen a near 7-fold increase in the number of wipes over the last decade. Containing plastic, the wipes don’t go away, they just slowly break down and become micro plastics which are then ingested by the marine life. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife.

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Stop burning fossil fuels now: there is no CO2 'technofix', scientists warn

Green (Living) Review

That is, the oceans would stay warmer, and more acidic, for thousands of years, and the consequences for marine life could be catastrophic. Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans German researchers have demonstrated once again that the best way to limit climate change is to stop burning fossil fuels now.

Why you should never flush your contact lenses

Green Prophet

Sinking to the bottom of rivers and oceans, the impacts to bottom-feeding fish and other marine life is real. Alarmingly, the shredded plastic sops up high volumes of other pollutants on its trip to the sea, which are ingested by the marine life as part of a dystopian food chain, eventually making its way into human food. Food Nature Science Food chain marine pollution plastic pollution

2018 52

Jordan’s Aqaba Turning Into Naval Dumping Ground

Green Prophet

Speaking to the Jordan Times , Faisal Abu Sondos who is project manager at the Royal Marine Conservation Society said, “Authorities must be aware that the Gulf of Aqaba is turning into a junkyard… it is apparent that ship owners are finding it easy to abandon and sink their vessels in Aqaba.”. To protect marine life and also ensure that sea navigation in the Gulf of Aqaba is safe, he called for stricter laws to be formulated and carried through.

Microplastics in the sea a growing threat to human health, United Nations warns

Green (Living) Review

More than a quarter of fish in markets in Indonesia and California contain plastic particles Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems. million tons of plastic was washed into the seas and has since shown up in the stomachs of whales, plankton and other marine life.

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Moving Red Sea fish farm cages shows positive eco results: new study

Green Prophet

A new study looks at what happened to the Red Sea marine environment when fish cages were moved to the Mediterranean Sea. The Eilat fish farms were located offshore there for more than 20 years, and their removal came after they caused severe damage to natural marine life in the areas where the fish cages had been placed. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa.

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Can Robots and Artificial Intelligence Save the Planet?

Green Prophet

AI and robotics can play a major role in environmental projects, such as preserving wildlife and fighting climate change, developing a better life for humans altogether. Whit the help of artificial intelligence, farming processes can be optimized and transformed to become safer for both Earth and human life. A tuna-shaped robot that blends in with the marine life and acts as a real fish was developed to keep an eye on vessels, piers and harbors.

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Scientists search for cause of mass marine die-off in Russia


Massive deaths of marine life off of the Russian Pacific Coast have left many scientists baffled. There are fears that more dead fish and other marine life could be found in other areas. Scientists search for cause of mass marine die-off in Russia.

Biodiversity – Definition, Importance and Major Threats


Nature’s balance is dependent upon diversity of life – biodiversity. Our understanding of our planet is shifting to a view of Earth as a single living organism with all of life’s diversity and life processes interdependent.