The Waves of Change program focuses on six areas that most effect the world's oceans today.
Conservation biologist: Environmental consequences of Keystone ‘epic’Last Updated on 2014-02-05 15:45:59
Conservation biologist Dr. Reese Halter is asked by MSNBC host Craig Melvin to respond to House Speaker John Boehner's call to build the Keystone XL pipleline.
Dr. Halter shares what he thinks would be the environmental dangers the Keystone XL pipeline.
Dr. Halter also responds to the water crisis caused by the West Virginia chemical spill.
Multiple ocean stresses threaten "globally significant" marine extinctionLast Updated on 2014-01-04 14:54:36
A high-level international workshop convened by IPSO met at the University of Oxford earlier this year. It was the first inter-disciplinary international meeting of marine scientists of its kind and was designed to consider the cumulative impact of multiple stressors on the ocean, including warming, acidification, and overfishing.
The 3 day workshop, co-sponsored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), looked at the latest science across different disciplines.
The 27 participants from 18 organisations in 6 countries produced a grave assessment of current threats — and a stark conclusion about future risks to marine and human life if the current trajectory of damage continues: that the world's ocean is at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.
Delegates called for urgent and... More »
cean poverty: warming seas will affect poorest firstLast Updated on 2013-12-31 13:18:08By Tim Radford
Almost a billion people rely on the oceans for food and jobs. What will happen to them when fish and shellfish decline as the waters get warmer and more acidic?
LONDON—GREENHOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS FROM industry and power generation have begun to trigger ocean changes that will impose huge costs to the poorest people on the planet.
Only in the polar regions would there be any increase in productivity or in oxygen levels. Nowhere would there be any cooling.
These changes are likely to cascade through marine ecosystems and habitats to the deep ocean itself and to affect humans along the way, according to a report published recently in the journal Public Library of Science Biology.
“The consequence of these co-occurring changes are massive: everything from species survival to... More »
Focus on Ocean’s Health as Dolphin Deaths SoarLast Updated on 2013-12-23 07:56:40
Krystal Rodrique, left, and Liz Schell of the Virginia Aquarium’s stranding response team with a dead dolphin last summer in Norfolk.
By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
MIAMI — Like a macabre marine mystery, the carcasses — many badly deteriorated and tossing about in the surf — first turned up along the coast of New Jersey in June. Soon, droves of them washed up in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and most recently Florida, their winter home.
The lower jaws and teeth of dolphins from the Indian River Lagoon in Florida are cataloged.
So far this year, nearly 1,000 bottlenose dolphins — eight times... More »
Dakuwaqa's Garden - Underwater footage from Fiji & TongaLast Updated on 2013-12-03 11:23:34Underwater footage shot whilst scuba diving in the Fiji islands and Tonga. Featuring colorful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves, scuba divers and much more marine life from the south Pacific.
Please "like", favorite, share, or leave a comment here or on my channel at http://www.youtube.comMy Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/bubblevision and I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at http://www.bubblevision.com, where you can also license rights managed and royalty free stock footage.
The coral reefs of the south Pacific are alive with a huge variety of tropical fish and marine critters. A great way to explore them is to scuba dive with the Nai'a liveaboard based in Fiji. I was working as the Nai'a's video pro when I shot this footage. See http://www.naia.com.fj/
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