[USA] A fossil slab discovered in Kansas 70 years ago and twice misidentified — first as a green alga and then as a cephalopod — has Continue reading First an alga, then a squid, enigmatic fossil is actually a fish
[Global] The pH levels in the world’s oceans are lowering–becoming more acidic–as a result of the high concentrations of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. Continue reading Coralline algae weakened by ocean acidification
[Australia] Hurd (2015) writes from her home base in Australia that the 0.4-unit reduction in seawater pH — which is typically referred to as ocean acidification (OA), Continue reading Ocean acidification: How aquatic plants and animals can avoid it
[UK] Scientists have identified safe areas for ships to drop anchor off Rathlin Island, in an attempt to protect the the area’s unique habitat.
Cruise liners are calling at the island off the County Antrim coast because of its reputation as a bird sanctuary. Continue reading Rathlin Island: Maerl 'concrete seaweed' protected from cruise ships
Environmental change is transforming many parts of the north-east Atlantic seabed, and according to a newly-published paper this will almost certainly get worse in the coming decades.
For the first time, the paper’s authors… Continue reading High-CO2 world threatens seabed life