Creative example of #scicomm by @hakaimagazine: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/storymap/coral/index.html
When sea anemones bleach, #Nemo suffers.
2021 opens the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration AND the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This webinar is relevant to both:
Join #ICRI and @UNEP for a webinar on “Coral Reef Restoration as a Strategy to Improve Ecosystem Services: A Guide to Coral Restoration Methods” on January 19, 2021
8:00-9:30 AM EST https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4361715760073807373 @ReefResilience #ReefRestoration
Next time you meet an octopus and contemplate taking his dinner, remember...
Octopuses punch fishes. YES. OCTOPUSES. PUNCH. FISHES!!
Our new paper is out on @ESAEcology, showing that octos express this behavior during collaborative hunting with other fishes. This was probably the most fun I had writing a paper. Ever! (small 🧵)
Local #waterquality matters when it comes to corals' resilience to heat stress & #coralbleaching.
How to have a conversation about #climatechange?
"Do the kind of listening that isn’t just waiting for your turn to jump in...Take in what they said and respond to it from your heart."
https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-priorities/tackle-climate-change/climate-change-stories/how-to-have-a-connected-conversation-about-climate-change/ via @nature_org
People have domesticated dogs & cats, while fish have domesticated...shrimp? Tiny mysid shrimps improve algae crops farmed by longfin damselfish, who, in turn, protect the shrimps from predators.
#ecology #mutualism https://theconversation.com/we-found-algae-farming-fish-that-domesticate-tiny-shrimp-to-help-run-their-farms-151615?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton via @ConversationEDU
Indonesia & the other 13 @oceanpanel countries have pledged to sustainably manage 100% of their waters by 2025. Here's where #OceanAction100 starts:
Five priorities for a sustainable ocean economy https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03303-3
Think corals have no personality? Try watching them in #timelapse.
New (free) online course from @nature_org, @AllenCoralAtlas & partners: #RemoteSensing and Mapping for Coral Reef Conservation.
Like us, corals need #oxygen to live. Low ocean oxygen levels may threaten corals more acutely than unusually high sea temperatures. Both are becoming more frequent because of #climatechange.
Oceans absorb about 25% of the #CO2 emitted by human activities. Turns out the much-maligned #jellyfish plays a critical role in cycling & storing #bluecarbon.
A #sunfish wreaks havoc.
“We get it,” said an official in Wareham, Massachusetts, referring to the concern residents had expressed about an enormous, blob-like fish. “But 911 isn’t a good avenue to report fish that are swimming around.” https://nyti.ms/3lJlEH1
Mesophotic #coralreefs, found at 30-150m depth, can experience #coralbleaching & cyclone damage. If not too bad, disturbances like these may benefit #biodiversity. However, slow growth rates may challenge their ability to recover after severe events.
With fewer large, old corals reproducing and fewer baby corals surviving on the #GreatBarrierReef, its capacity for #resilience in the face of #ClimateChange is declining.