Environmental issues with coral reefs
Human impact on coral reefs is significant. Coral reefs are dying around the world. In particular, coral mining, pollution (organic and non-organic), overfishing, blast fishing and the digging of cana...
Environmental issues with coral reefs - Wikipedia
Squids And Octopuses — The ‘Weeds Of The Sea’ — Are On The Rise
While humans were busy wrecking the ocean, cephalopods were taking advantage. I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. The number of cephalopods — squid, octopus and other squishy sea aliens — has ...
Research Suggests Marine Invasive Species Benefit From Rising CO2 Levels
Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new repo...
NOAA Declares Third Ever Global Coral Bleaching Event
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompt...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
Great Barrier Reef Oil Patch Found By Water Police Boat Amid 20km Spill Reports
An oil spill up to 20 kilometres long has been spotted along Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reefm with a 'sheen' and 'oily patches' found by police on the water, near Townsville, Queensland. 'We can...
Ocean acidification spells trouble for shellfish industry
A new study finds that ocean acidification due to climate change may seriously hurt the U.S. shellfish industry
Visualising 268,000 tonnes of floating plastic in the world's ocean - National - NZ Herald News
Data visualisation and the guest data blog post by dumpark . A recent study on marine plastic pollution published in the journal PlosOne estimates that some 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighi...
Overfishing
Overfishing is a form of overexploitation where fish stocks are reduced to below acceptable levels. Overfishing can occur in water bodies of any size, such as ponds, rivers, lakes or oceans, and can r...
Overfishing - Wikipedia
Environmental effects of fishing
The environmental impact of fishing includes issues such as the availability of fish, overfishing, fisheries, and fisheries management; and issues around the impact of fishing on other elements of the...
Environmental effects of fishing - Wikipedia
Marine pollution
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread...
Marine pollution - Wikipedia
Coral bleaching
Coral bleaching is the loss of intracellular endosymbionts (Symbiodinium, also known as zooxanthellae) through either expulsion or loss of algal pigmentation. The corals that form the structure of the...
Coral bleaching - Wikipedia
Ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. An estimated 30–40% of the carbon dioxide released by hum...
Ocean acidification - Wikipedia
Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system, composed of roughly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands that stretch for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) and cover an area of ...
Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef - Wikipedia
Southeast Asia coral reefs
Southeast Asian coral reefs have the highest levels of biodiversity for the world's marine ecosystems. They serve many functions, such as forming the of livelihood for subsistence fishermen and even...
Southeast Asia coral reefs - Wikipedia
Squids And Octopuses — The ‘Weeds Of The Sea’ — Are On The Rise
While humans were busy wrecking the ocean, cephalopods were taking advantage. I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. The number of cephalopods — squid, octopus and other squishy sea aliens — has ...
Research Suggests Marine Invasive Species Benefit From Rising CO2 Levels
Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new repo...
NOAA Declares Third Ever Global Coral Bleaching Event
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompt...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
Cyanide fishing
Cyanide fishing is a method of collecting live fish mainly for use in aquariums, which involves spraying a sodium cyanide mixture into the desired fish's habitat in order to stun the fish. The practic...
Great Barrier Reef Oil Patch Found By Water Police Boat Amid 20km Spill Reports
An oil spill up to 20 kilometres long has been spotted along Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reefm with a 'sheen' and 'oily patches' found by police on the water, near Townsville, Queensland. 'We can...
Mercury in fish
Fish and shellfish concentrate mercury in their bodies, often in the form of methylmercury, a highly toxic organic compound of mercury. Fish products have been shown to contain varying amounts of heav...
Mercury in fish - Wikipedia
Eutrophication
Eutrophication (Greek: eutrophia—healthy, adequate nutrition, development; German: Eutrophie) or more precisely hypertrophication, is the ecosystem response to the addition of artificial or natura...
Eutrophication - Wikipedia
Marine mammals and sonar
Active sonar, the transmission equipment used on some ships to assist with navigation, may be detrimental to the health and livelihood of some marine animals. Research has recently shown that beaked a...
Fish farming
Fish farming or pisciculture is the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture. Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for f...
Fish farming - Wikipedia