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Marine life

LATEST IN MARINE LIFE

Shoal of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), and a few Pollocks (Pollachius virens)

Guest post: Why ocean depth is key for how warming will affect marine life

The world’s oceans are home to more than 240,000 known species, each with specific conditions in which they need to thrive. However, human-cause... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 30. 2022.
Three doves flying over the North Atlantic. Credit: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: Clam shells show how North Atlantic ‘tipped’ into Little Ice Age

Global warming is already showing profound and visible impacts around the world. However, some changes may be unnoticed until they occur abruptly and... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 6. 2022.
Grey reef shark (carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) school at the surface off the island of Yap, Micronesia. Credit: David Fleetham / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How meeting the 2C goal cuts the climate risks for 25,000 marine species

Climate change is rewiring marine ecosystems at an alarming rate. Warming waters are causing the distribution of marine life to shift, with species s... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 22. 2022.
School of big-eye jacks, coral reef and orange anthias fish, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Credit: Christian Loader / Alamy Stock Photo

Deep emissions cuts this decade could prevent ‘abrupt ecological collapse’

Swift global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the “abrupt” collapse of ecosystems, which may otherwise begin within the ne... Read More

Wildlife | Apr 8. 2020.
The coast of Jameson land on the edge of Scoresbysund, North East Greenland Credit: BIOSPHOTO / Alamy Stock Photo

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on the ocean and cryosphere

Earlier today in Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing c... Read More

IPCC | Sep 25. 2019.
Radiolaria siliceous zooplankton. Credit: Scenics & Science / Alamy Stock Photo.

Climate change is driving plankton towards the poles, study says

Communities of zooplankton – microscopic drifting animals that underpin marine ecosystems – are migrating poleward in response to climate change,... Read More

Marine life | May 22. 2019.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncates). Credit: Brad Leue / Alamy Stock Photo.

Bottlenose dolphin numbers declined by ‘12%’ following marine heatwave

An unprecedented spell of marine heat in Shark Bay, Australia, caused bottlenose dolphin numbers to decline for the following six years, a study finds... Read More

Marine life | Apr 1. 2019.
Arctic sea ice. Credit: Rowan Romeyn / Alamy Stock Photo. F7AKDM

Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2019 is seventh lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78m square kilometres (sq km) on 13 March. It is the joint seventh smallest ... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 20. 2019.
Atlantic cod swimming off Rockall, UK. Credit: Paulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo. RB1DGJ

Ocean warming has caused ‘sustainable’ fish stocks to drop by 4% since 1930s

Warming of the world’s oceans has caused the total amount of fish that can be caught sustainably to fall by an average of 4% globally since the 1930... Read More

Marine life | Feb 28. 2019.
Prof Terry Hughes.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Terry Hughes

Prof Terry Hughes is the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Townsvill... Read More

Interviews | Nov 22. 2018.
Dead sea fan coral, Caribbean sea. Credit: Helmut Corneli / Alamy Stock Photo. M731Y2

Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in pre-industrial times if little is done to stop greenhouse gas emis... Read More

Ocean warming | Aug 15. 2018.
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