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A recent paper by Zhang et al. (2021) explores the acute toxicity of microplastics on a filter-feeding planktivorous fish, Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix).
A recently recorded population of Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins has been observed using their own distinct whistles which have longer durations, lower frequencies and fewer inflection points. Not only does this suggest they are an independent population but researchers suggest that the specific features of this delphinid language are used to communicate more effectively in the waters around Hainan Island, Zhanjiang, and Sanniang Bay.
Semi-enclosed estuaries and regional seas are particularly vulnerable to eutrophication. The excess nutrients from both non-point source pollution and point source pollution can fuel excess algal growth - leading to widespread hypoxic "dead zones".
Following in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic were growing fears and numerous accounts of discarded single use PPE making its way into the world’s oceans. Yet despite these very real concerns there is no extensive quantitative estimation of the amount of discarded face masks likely to litter coastal regions.
Floating Marine Debris (FMD) is the catch-all term for any type of manufactured material that ends up in the marine environment either on purpose or by accident. Around 80% of FMD comes from terrestrial sources with only 20% coming from marine sources and around 70% of all this debris is made from or contains plastic.
Most people will be familiar with the threat macroplastic debris poses to pinnipeds - asphyxiation, choking, blocking the digestive tract, open wounds (tightening around growing animals or pulled tight by drag in the water) and/or impairing the ability to forage successfully.
Brown boobies (Sula leucogaster) are large seabirds commonly found in tropical oceans around the world, as such they have the potential to be a good species to use in monitoring mercury levels in the marine environment.
A Guide to Proper Protocol for Nesting and Hatching Sea Turtles - Allow me to paint a picture. You are strolling on the beach. Stars are twinkling in the evening sky, well, at least what you can see of the stars. The seashore is lit up with nightlife; all the hotels are full of light that is bright and white, all the clubs are blaring music and neon lights—such a fun atmosphere.
The ocean faces many threats—climate change, pollution, and overfishing among them. But can all of the ocean’s woes be solved with one action—stop eating fish—as the [...]