Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

One aspect of climate warming that most effects the oceans is the increased levels of acidity in seawater. This change in the chemistry of seawater effects the ability of shellfish like oysters to produce larvae or “oyster seed” that hatcheries sell to aquaculture...
Vaquita Update:  Only 12 Remain, says Watchdog

Vaquita Update: Only 12 Remain, says Watchdog

Discouraging news on the status of the endangered vaquita porpoises, from Andrea Crosta, director of the international wildlife trade watchdog group Elephant Action League, in early March 2018 as reported in an interview with Mongabay. (photo – Greenpeace...
Florida’s Sea Turtles are Overwhelmingly Female!

Florida’s Sea Turtles are Overwhelmingly Female!

Recently we reported that nearly 99% of Green Sea Turtles on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef were being born female. That study looked at one of the world’s largest nesting areas, with nearly 200,000 turtles. Of those turtles from beaches at the northern part of the...
Drones Discover Antarctica’s Newest Penguin Colony

Drones Discover Antarctica’s Newest Penguin Colony

A recent post brought disturbing news of the tragic loss of thousands of Adelie penguin chicks because of changing sea ice conditions. Today we can share the happier news of drones discovering Antarctic’s newest penguin colony . The Danger Islands located on...