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.
Marine #ecosystems are sensitive to pollutants in #wastewater like endocrine disruptors, pathogens & excessive nutrients. Does #COVID-19 pose a new threat?
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/could-marine-mammals-contract-covid-19/ via @hakaimagazine
Now documented in #sharks--one guy takes another guy's dinner.
Iridocytes, cells in #giantclam tissues, transform harmful UV radiation into longer wavelength light that powers photosynthesis in their symbiotic algae.
#sunscreen #animalfacts https://phys.org/news/2020-07-giant-clams-symbiotic-partner.html
Nitrogen and phosphorous #pollution from fertilizers, sewage & other human sources compromises corals' ability to fight off infection.
To a starlet #SeaAnemone, a second helping of dessert might mean a new tentacle.
Nutrient pollution from fertilizers, stormwater runoff, sewage & other sources exacerbates #CoralBleaching. While not sufficient to mitigate the effects of #ClimateChange on corals, decreasing local pollution may reduce bleaching severity.
It's #WorldWaterWeek!🌊💧🌏Ocean sewage pollution can make corals more susceptible to disease and #coralbleaching. Insights from #behavioralscience may lead to effective interventions.
https://oursharedseas.com/leveraging-behavioral-insights-to-solve-our-sewage-pollution-crisis/ via @OurSharedSeas
#Tigershark Lisa Christina traveled from the Queensland coast in Dec. 2019 to the waters of the Solomon Islands in Feb. 2020.
From sharks to turtles to whales and more, track your favorite #marinemegafauna at https://www.ocearch.org/tracker/ via @OCEARCH
We're #hiring! To support our need for #onlinetraining development, we're recruiting a #consultant for #remotework as Virtual Training Officer. Bahasa Indonesia & English skills required. Deadline: 31 Aug. 2020
@BaleBengong @hrdbacot #onlinelearning
Our former volunteer @MinkaCurr
contributed this article on the #NusaPenida #MarineProtectedArea during the pandemic.
https://www.insideindonesia.org/coral-reef-conservation-and-the-communities-leading-the-way via @InsideIndo
~80% of the world's saltwater #aquarium fish come from Indonesia & the Philippines. Read how fishers in Les Village, Bali, who once used cyanide, now practice aquaculture and #coralrestoration, supported by @YayasanLINI.
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/aquarium-fish-hold-the-cyanide/ via @hakaimagazine
Survival of #coral outplants dropped below 50% when the #SeaSurfaceTemperature exceeded 30.5° C, according to a study of 100s of #CoralRestoration projects.
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/07/sea-temperature-a-critical-factor-in-success-of-coral-reef-outplants/ via @Mongabay
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