William Cheung, Daniel Pauly and their colleagues at the University of British Columbia looked at 52 distinct marine ecosystems that cover most of the world’s coastal and shelf areas. Even after accounting for the impact of fishing and wide variations in the oceans that cover 71 percent of the planet, water temperatures rose steadily each decade between 1970 and 2006.
News from USA Today, April 11, 2013 The temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere has been essentially the same for the past decade or so, providing ammunition for skeptics of human-caused climate change. (This despite the fact that of the nine… Read More ›
From The Maritime Aquarium 3/28/13 When marine scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic’s first explorer in residence, visited The Maritime Aquarium recently, she offered a very interesting challenge to the audience. “I ask you to go to the tanks here… Read More ›
This NPR Report is worth the time to read. Judging by the number of hits on Neptune 911′s earlier reports on methane and our oceans, we believe our readers will find this both concerning and fascinating. The bold facing is… Read More ›
Editor’s Commentary: Several years back I attended a local informational event about the gray whale presented by NOAA’s Dr. Wayne Perryman. Prior to this informational event, Sue Arnold, CEO of the California Gray Whale Coalition (CGWC), was in the same… Read More ›
From Reuters, Published: November 26 The shells of some marine snails are dissolving as the seas around Antarctica become more acidic, threatening the food chain, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Oceans soak up about a quarter… Read More ›
Alanna Mitchell covered this subject in her 2009 book, Seasick: “…methane hydrate molecules, when cold, are like geodesic domes, stable structures that remain in the ocean’s deeps…If the molecules are shaken up or warmed, the bonds break and bubbles of… Read More ›