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New Zealand has its own population of blue whales

Thu, 17 May 2018 11:38:42 EDT ~ A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight (STB) between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be part of a local population that is genetically distinct from other blue whales in the Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean, a new study has found. Find out more...

The survival of sea birds affected by ocean cycles

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:22:30 EDT ~ In a general context of climate change, researchers have revealed the impact of ocean cycles, such as the Pacific decadal oscillation and El Nio, on the survival of the Nazca booby. Their research shows for the first time that long cycles directly affect the survival of adult populations. Find out more...

Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health

Thu, 17 May 2018 08:18:37 EDT ~ A new scientific advisory reaffirms the recommendation to eat two servings of fish per week. Find out more...

Marine animals have been following their preferred climate for millions of years

Thu, 17 May 2018 08:18:35 EDT ~ Current global warming has far-reaching ecological consequences, also for the Earth's oceans. Many marine organisms are reacting by migrating towards the poles. Researchers have now discovered that marine animals have been migrating for millions of years when the temperature on Earth increases or decreases. Find out more...

Major shift in marine life occurred 33 million years later in the South

Thu, 17 May 2018 08:18:29 EDT ~ A new study of marine fossils from Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and South America reveals that one of the greatest changes to the evolution of life in our oceans occurred more recently in the Southern Hemisphere than previously thought. Find out more...

Diverse and abundant megafauna documented at new Atlantic US Marine National Monument

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:22:49 EDT ~ Airborne marine biologists were dazzled by the diversity and abundance of large, unusual and sometimes endangered marine wildlife on a recent trip to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument, about 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod. Find out more...

Scientists predict how 686 marine species' habitats may shift in response to warming seas

Wed, 16 May 2018 14:48:36 EDT ~ New predictions reveal how global warming may shift the geographic distribution of 686 marine species that inhabit North America's Atlantic and Pacific continental shelves, according to a new study. Find out more...

Traditional knowledge sheds light on changing East Greenland climate and polar bear hunt

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:15:38 EDT ~ Inuit polar bear hunters in East Greenland report changes to their subsistence hunting patterns as well as polar bear distribution and behavior due to decreasing sea ice and the introduction of hunting quotas in 2006. The study is the first in nearly 20 years to document traditional knowledge in East Greenland -- providing a valuable baseline for monitoring future changes and the polar bear population. Find out more...

437 million tons of fish, $560 billion wasted due to destructive fishing operations

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:56:12 EDT ~ Industrial fisheries that rely on bottom trawling wasted 437 million tonnes of fish and missed out on $560 billion in revenue over the past 65 years, new research has found. Find out more...

Hippos: Global change may alter the way that hippos shape the environment around them

Mon, 14 May 2018 18:59:22 EDT ~ Community ecologists have found that global change may alter the way that hippos shape the environment around them. Find out more...