Wednesday 11 July 2012
Scientists join forces in call for action to save coral reefsEurekAlert | 11 Jul 2012
A consensus statement supported by over 2,600 scientists called for governments worldwide to take steps to protect valuable coral reef ecosystems. The statement was drafted by a group of eminent scientists under the auspices of the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University in California and was released at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, Australia.
UNC research: Corals on ocean-side of reef are most susceptible to recent warmingEurekAlert | 11 Jul 2012
Marine scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have linked the decline in growth of Caribbean forereef corals -- due to recent warming -- to long-term trends in seawater temperature experienced by these corals located on the ocean-side of the reef. The research was conducted on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System in southern Belize.
Activists want answers in turtle crushing tragedyNew Zealand Herald | 11 Jul 2012
A conservation group in Trinidad & Tobago is calling for an investigation into how government work crews crushed leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings on a prime nesting beach.The endangered species' eggs and hatchlings were crushed by heavy machinery as workers redirected a shifting river over the weekend.
NOAA plankton surveys, second longest in the North Atlantic, add to new global effortEurekAlert | 11 Jul 2012
NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center uses volunteer commercial cargo vessels as sampling platforms to continue plankton surveys begun decades ago as members of the new Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder Surveys. NEFSC plankton surveys, the second longest in the North Atlantic, help monitor the health of marine ecosystems.
No matter the drilling method, natural gas is a much-needed tool to battle global warmingEurekAlert | 11 Jul 2012
No matter how you drill it, using natural gas as an energy source is a smart move in the battle against global climate change and a good transition step on the road toward low-carbon energy from wind, solar and nuclear power. That is the conclusion of a new study by Cornell Professor Lawrence M. Cathles published in the most recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems.
Consensus Statement on Climate Change and Coral Reefsicrs2012.com | 11 Jul 2012
The Consensus Statement (below) was drafted by a working group of eminent scientists, brought together under the auspices of The Center for Ocean Solutions, to address the topic of climate change impacts on coral reefs.
Delegates to discuss climate impact on reefsABC (Australia) Online | 11 Jul 2012
Delegates at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns will today turn their attention to the impact of climate change on coral reefs around the world.
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