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Deep sea life cannot escape global warming

The temperatures of the deep ocean may be warming at a slower pace, but a new study suggests that climate change will have a stronger impact on life in the deep sea. 
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Microplastics disrupt hermit crabs' ability to choose shell, study suggests

Exposure to microplastics affects the shell selection behavior of hermit crabs, indicating that pollution could be affecting cognition.

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‘An important time to listen’: ocean scientists race to hear the effects of coronavirus under water

The pandemic offers a temporary reprieve from the clamour of ocean noise, which can affect how whales and other species communicate, navigate and feed.

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Biodiversity

Florida: Endangered sea turtles thriving thanks to COVID-19 restrictions

Marine life researchers in Florida say that coronavirus restrictions keeping humans and harmful waste off beaches are having a beneficial effect on the numbers of endangered leatherback sea turtles in the state.

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Climate

Brightening clouds and coral larvae: Study picks best Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Brightening clouds with salt crystals and deploying slicks of coral larvae to try and limit the impacts of global heating on the Great Barrier Reef are among more than 40 concepts being backed by the Australian government in an ambitious $150m research and development program.

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Ocean advocate raises alarm as masks wash up on beaches

Single-use face masks are washing up on Hong Kong beaches, threatening marine life and raising questions about hygienic disposal of the masks, says a Saanich researcher in marine plastic pollution.

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Protecting marine life of the Mediterranean from man-made noise

Man-made noise is a danger to marine fauna and the conservation of endangered species, including marine mammals. Researchers are trying to learn more about this form of noise pollution and its effects on wildlife in order to recommend solutions and improve regulations surrounding the issue.

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Climate

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed
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Climate crisis may have pushed world's tropical coral reefs to tipping point of 'near-annual' bleaching

Mass bleaching seen along Great Barrier Reef could mark start of global-scale event, expert warns.

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Water

Palau's marine sanctuary backfires, leading to increased consumption of reef fish

Palau's much-touted marine sanctuary has backfired, with the fishing ban leading to an increased consumption of the reef fish in the western Pacific country – such as grouper, snapper and parrotfish – that the marine sanctuary promised to protect.

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Food

Monkeyface prickleback: What a vegetarian fish can teach us about sustainable eating

Unlike the vast majority of fish species, this North American bony fish is a vegetarian, which means it can be farmed more sustainably, say scientists. And it tastes good!

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Climate

Why were whales increasingly caught in crab lines? Because of the climate crisis

When humpback whales began to appear in large numbers off the California coast in 2015 and 2016, people celebrated the comeback of the whales after a near-miss with extinction.

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Toxics

DDT and other banned chemicals pose threat to vulnerable dolphins on Great Barrier Reef

Harmful levels of long-banned chemicals, including the pesticide DDT, have been found in the tissues of two vulnerable dolphin species swimming in waters flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.

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Pacific Ocean’s rising acidity causes Dungeness crabs’ shells to dissolve

The Pacific Ocean is becoming so acidic it is starting to dissolve the shells of a key species of crab, according to a new US study.

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