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Scientists see species moving pole-wards in response to climate changes and global warming.
US president Trump is dismantling climate change measures, which is likely to result in reopening coal mines and restarting thermal power stations.
Great video of a chance encounter with a large pod of dolphins.
Strong trends accelerating global warming?
Seamounts increase the upwelling of nutrient rich waters resulting in a remarkable diversity of fishes and other open-ocean animals. These remote, deep areas are also a vital frontier for scientific discovery, as research expeditions continue to uncover new and rare marine species. Commercial fishing, for species like orange roughy, has already resulted in appreciable deterioration of habitats and loss of marine life. Because of this, seamounts are among a number of ocean features known as vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) receiving attention at United Nations meetings. Ocean Views
Thoughtful piece by Karen Field. Will non-extractive appreciation of snapper be given due recognition in snapper stock review?
Our oceans, coasts and marine wildlife are under increasing risk from climate change, over fishing, sediments and nutrients coming off the land. Some 90% of our marine birds and some mammals are at risk says a report from Ministry for the Environment and media release.