Disappearing Seagrass Threatening Future Of Coastal Ecosystems Globally

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New research shows that 58 percent of world’s seagrass meadows are currently declining.

An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The team has compiled and analyzed the first comprehensive global assessment of seagrass observations and found that 58 percent of world’s seagrass meadows are currently declining.

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How Mercury Emissions Reach Tuna And It’s Future Impact On Seafood

Study: How Mercury Emissions Reach Tuna And It’s Future Impact

Tuna school 

 A new landmark study documents for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate tuna and other seafood. Because much of the mercury that enters the North Pacific comes from the atmosphere, scientists have predicted an additional 50 percent increase in mercury in the Pacific by 2050 if mercury emission rates continue as projected.

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The Scylla Project : A Virtual Marine Ecosystem

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The sinking of the HMS Scylla

Europe’s first artificial reef has been brought to life back on dry land in virtual reality, thanks to a Birmingham University project. Second video after the jump.

 

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