Posts filed in Scientific Studies

New study by Plymouth prof shows even biodegradable plastic bags are harming fragile marine life

Posted Wednesday April 29, 2015 by Reef Relief

By Plymouth Herald  |  April 28, 2015 By CARL EVE, Herald Reporter...

By Plymouth Herald  |  April 28, 2015 By CARL EVE, Herald Reporter NEW study co-authored by a Plymouth University professor has revealed that discarded plastic bags – even biodegradable ones...

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Rare glimpse into how coral procreates could aid future conservation

Posted Wednesday April 08, 2015 by Reef Relief

A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time...

A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time been successfully bred and raised in the lab, according to research published in the open access journal BMC...

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Studies: BP Spill Reduced Gulf Marine Life

Posted Tuesday February 17, 2015 by Reef Relief

Harvey Rice. Houston Chronicle. February 17, 2015 Oil from the Deepwater Horizon...

Harvey Rice. Houston Chronicle. February 17, 2015 Oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 may have created a vast zone on the Gulf of Mexico floor where marine life...

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Colorful corals protect the algae inside

Posted Friday February 06, 2015 by Reef Relief

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla 30 January 2015 Ecologists have long wondered how...

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla 30 January 2015 Ecologists have long wondered how two coral reefs—sitting right next to each other in the ocean—can be drastically different shades of color. The...

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The Big Number That Shows Just How Much Cruise Ships Are Polluting the World’s Oceans

Posted Tuesday December 09, 2014 by Reef Relief

By Taylor Hill . http://www.takepart.com Taylor Hill is TakePart's associate environment and...

By Taylor Hill . http://www.takepart.com Taylor Hill is TakePart's associate environment and wildlife editor. They say cruise ship passengers put on a pound a day while sailing, but that’s not...

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Study: Bleaching events impair long-term coral reproduction

Posted Tuesday November 25, 2014 by Reef Relief

19 November 2014 .Smithsonian Magazine A new study by Florida State University...

19 November 2014 .Smithsonian Magazine A new study by Florida State University and Smithsonian Institution biologists shows that bleaching events brought on by rising sea temperatures are having a detrimental...

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Great Barrier Reef dredging could damage fish populations, says study

Posted Friday October 24, 2014 by Reef Relief

theguardian.com, Thursday 23 October 2014 00.47 EDT Fish populations could be significantly...

theguardian.com, Thursday 23 October 2014 00.47 EDT Fish populations could be significantly damaged by the dredging of seabed sediment, with new research finding that larvae development is hindered by murky...

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Birth control pills have negative effect on lake ecosystems: study

Posted Thursday October 16, 2014 by Reef Relief

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:32PM EDT...

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:32PM EDT HALIFAX — The lead researcher of a new study is calling for improvements to some of Canada's waste...

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Scientists sound alarm over ocean acidification

Posted Thursday October 16, 2014 by Reef Relief

ABC Environment 8 Oct 2014 Scientists warn that the acidity of the oceans has...

ABC Environment 8 Oct 2014 Scientists warn that the acidity of the oceans has risen by more than a quarter over the last 200 years, posing danger for shellfish. OCEAN ACIDIFICATION has...

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Social-Ecological Marine Restoration: A New Vision of Benefits for Nature – And People

Posted Wednesday August 27, 2014 by Reef Relief

Posted by The Nature Conservancy in Ocean Views on August 21, 2014....

Posted by The Nature Conservancy in Ocean Views on August 21, 2014. newswatch.nationalgeographic.com By Dr. Michael Beck, lead marine scientist, The Nature Conservancy Location Post: The Gulf of Aqaba. Red...

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Sunscreen Chemicals Could Be Hazardous To Marine Phytoplankton

Posted Wednesday August 27, 2014 by Reef Relief

August 22, 2014. redOrbit redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe...

August 22, 2014. redOrbit redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Be careful with the sunscreen the next time you hit the beach for your vacation, as new...

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New Antarctic atlas offers index of marine life

Posted Wednesday August 27, 2014 by Reef Relief

By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News More than 9,000 species, from...

By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News More than 9,000 species, from single-cell organisms to penguins and whales, are chronicled in the first Antarctic atlas since 1969. The book will...

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U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks

Posted Wednesday August 27, 2014 by Reef Relief

By JUSTIN GILLIS AUG. 26, 2014. New York Times   Runaway growth...

By JUSTIN GILLIS AUG. 26, 2014. New York Times   Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the...

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A Restored Kissimmee River in Sight

Posted Monday August 11, 2014 by Reef Relief

Audubon Florida Restore: August 2014   Also, a new fact sheet from...

Audubon Florida Restore: August 2014   Also, a new fact sheet from Audubon explains the danger of too many nutrients in the Lake Okeechobee Ecosystem. A restored section of the...

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The true cost of your beefburger is much worse than you know

Posted Tuesday July 22, 2014 by Reef Relief

Gidon Eshel. 22nd July 2014. The Ecologist US beef carries a heavy...

Gidon Eshel. 22nd July 2014. The Ecologist US beef carries a heavy environmental cost in water, land, emissions. But few of us know quite how damaging beef is, writes Gidon...

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Can sharks help predict hurricanes?

Posted Wednesday July 16, 2014 by Reef Relief

WFTV – Orlando, Fla. MIAMI —Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Researchers in Florida...

WFTV – Orlando, Fla. MIAMI —Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Researchers in Florida are testing an unorthodox method of forecasting hurricanes. They're trying to determine if sharks and other large fish...

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Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem

Posted Tuesday July 01, 2014 by Reef Relief

From Tracy Gill – NOAA Federal Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln...

From Tracy Gill – NOAA Federal Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem: UN http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/plastic-waste-causes-usd-13-bln-damage-to-marine-ecosystem-un-114062400540_1.html Plastic waste causes an annual damage of USD 13 billion to the...

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Study: Turtle Migration Directly Influenced By Ocean Drift Experiences As Hatchlings

Posted Monday May 19, 2014 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – May 16, 2014 SOUTHAMPTON, England. — New...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – May 16, 2014 SOUTHAMPTON, England. — New research has found that adult sea-turtle migrations and their selection of feeding sites are directly influenced by their...

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Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Posted Monday April 21, 2014 by Reef Relief

Date: April 15, 2014 Source: National Science Foundation Miami could know as...

Date: April 15, 2014 Source: National Science Foundation Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of...

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100+ Scientists Urge Obama to Wait on New Science before Permitting the Use of Seismic Airguns in the Atlantic Ocean

Posted Tuesday February 25, 2014 by Reef Relief

21 Feb 2014 Written by Press Release New Science is Essential to...

21 Feb 2014 Written by Press Release New Science is Essential to Protecting Marine Life from Seismic Testing for Oil and Gas WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–February 21 – Today, more than 100 marine...

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