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September, 2017

August, 2017

  • 31 August

    Global warming doubles growth rates of Antarctic seabed’s marine fauna – study

    Experiment in the Bellingshuan Sea reveals temperature rise has more alarming implications for biodiversity in polar waters than previously thought.  

  • 31 August

    Blood spills on to the shores of the Danish Faroe Islands, again

    Known as the grindadráp, the brutal slaughtering of pilots whales in the Danish owned Faroe Islands took place again yesterday. As many as 50 pilot whales were reportedly massacred as locals used spinal lances to slay all of the pilot whales.

  • 30 August

    Protect herbivores, preserve coral reefs

    Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography predict that protection of seaweed-eating fish and invertebrates will help maintain the health of a Hawaiian coral reef by leveling the competition between fast-growing seaweed and slow-growing coral.  

  • 30 August

    Scientists think they know why the Caspian Sea is shrinking

    The Caspian Sea is about as strange as a body of water gets. Its surface still sits 27.5 meters (90 feet) below sea level, and water doesn’t flow out of it—it’s isolated from the oceans, and relies on a series of Asian rivers to maintain its levels.  

  • 30 August

    Century-old seal pelts reveal changes in Ross Sea ecosystem

    By using sophisticated isotope analysis to compare samples from modern and century-old seals, the researchers were able to investigate an urgent question about human impacts on the Antarctic ecosystem: Is the targeting of Antarctic toothfish by a small fishing fleet operating in the Ross Sea changing the structure of the …