A worrying new study, by a group of international researchers from China and the US, has found that our oceans are becoming more layered and resistant to vertical mixing, due to increased warming at the surface from climate change. In the ocean, stratification occurs between water with different physical properties, such as temperature, salinity and … More Oceans becoming more stratified due to global warming
After record heatwaves in Australia, which led to the disastrous bushfires there earlier in the year, the Great Barrier Reef has now suffered widespread coral bleaching for the third time since 2016. Last week the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority announced to the world that it had collected enough data to conclude that the … More Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching event in five years
A group of over 100 charities and organisations from across Europe have signed a new document laying out a clear plan of action for the EU to take in protecting our oceans by 2030. In December last year the European Union’s new ‘green deal’ was unveiled to the world to some very mixed reviews. Whilst … More ‘Blue Manifesto’ paves the way for Europe to protect our oceans by 2030
Marine snow plays an important role in carbon storage and nutrient recycling in our oceans, but our impacts are starting to alter this natural phenomenon in a big way. Every day large amounts of waste materials generated by natural processes fall through the water column in our oceans and settle on the seafloor. This is … More The snow that falls to the bottom of the sea
If unchecked climate change is going to affect just about every aspect of our lives over the next century. But new research has shown that one thing that might seriously change is the size of waves in different parts of the world. For many people the sight and sound of waves can be a soothing … More How will climate change affect waves?
In a surprising twist to the new Pokémon games Sword & Shield, Nintendo have re-designed the coral Pokémon Corsola to have bleached due to ‘sudden climate change’. It is a stark and symbolic reminder of how we are changing the planet form an unlikely source. Nintendo’s ‘Pokémon’ is a hugely popular global franchise featuring a … More Even Pokémon are suffering from coral bleaching
A new report has shown that reducing the speed of big container ships on the ocean could reduce harmful emissions, cut marine noise pollution and save companies a lot of money. Not only is this a win-win for everyone involved, but it could also happen in the very near future. The best solutions to environmental … More Ocean speed limits could yield huge benefits for conservation & climate change