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Bleached and flourescing corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef, April 2016

Coral reef survival hinges on ‘urgent and rapid’ emissions cuts

The future of the Great Barrier Reef – and other reefs around the world – will ultimately depend on how successfully we can limit ocean warming. ... Read More

Marine life | Mar 15. 2017.
Large shoal of fish silhouetted underwater

Marine ‘hotspots’ under dual threat from climate change and fishing

The parts of the world’s oceans with the most varied mix of species are seeing the biggest impacts from a warming climate and commercial fishing, a... Read More

Marine life | Feb 22. 2017.
African penguins on the sandy beach. African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus) also known as the jackass penguin and black-footed penguin. Boulders colony. Cape Town. South Africa

Climate change and fishing lay ‘ecological trap’ for African penguins

Climate change and commercial fishing are luring endangered African penguins into an “ecological trap” that threatens their survival, a new study... Read More

Marine life | Feb 9. 2017.
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Guest post: How data is key to conserving wildlife in a changing climate

A guest article by Dr Mark C. Urban, Director of the Institute of Biological Risk and associate professor in the department of ecology and... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 14. 2016.
Elephant Seal Pup at Play, South Georgia.

Seals help scientists get to the bottom of Antarctic changes

Elephant seals in the Southern Ocean are helping scientists discover how melting Antarctic ice is affecting the oceans. ... Read More

Antarctic | Aug 23. 2016.
Scuba diver scrutinizes a bleached wart coral that is a consequence of global warming

Rising seas could ease coral bleaching but will be ‘too little too late’

Coral reefs could receive an unforeseen benefit from global sea level rise, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Marine life | Aug 17. 2016.
Triathlon training - athlete swimming

Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria

Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from marine bacteria in... Read More

Public health | Aug 8. 2016.
The RRS James Clark Ross, a marine research vessel, in South Georgia.

Guest post: An Antarctic voyage in search of blue carbon

A guest article from Dr David Barnes, a marine benthic ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey, and colleagues Chester Sands, Narissa Bax, Rachel... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 1. 2016.
Shallow bleaching corals, split level with the island, Lissenung, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea,

Scientists compare climate change impacts at 1.5C and 2C

Half a degree makes a very big difference when judging how different parts of the world will feel the effects of climate change. ... Read More

Global temperature | Apr 21. 2016.
Clown Anemonefish, Australia

Ocean acidification: Decline of Great Barrier Reef likely to be worse than feared

Parts of the Great Barrier Reef are more vulnerable to ocean acidification than previously thought, according to new research published today in the... Read More

Ocean acidification | Feb 23. 2016.
Man showing lobster, Portland, Maine, USA

US seafood species highly vulnerable to climate change, study says

The celebrated seafood of the northeast US, such Maine lobster and New England clams, is under threat from warming temperatures and ocean... Read More

Marine life | Feb 3. 2016.
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