Reuters, October 3, 2013
▶ OSLO: OCEANS FACE 'DEADLY TRIO' OF THREATS, STUDY SAYS
The world's oceans are under greater threat than previously believed from a "deadly trio" of global warming, declining oxygen levels and acidification, an international study said on Thursday.
The oceans have continued to warm, pushing many commercial fish stocks towards the poles and raising the risk of extinction for some marine species, despite a slower pace of temperature rises in the atmosphere this century, it said.
PBS Newshour, January 30, 2014
WHY ARE STARFISH DYING OFF THE PACIFIC COAST?
Why are starfish dying off the Pacific Coast?
Our Ocean Ecosystems Are Not Healthy
Japan Times, October 26, 2013
▶ 'SCARY AS HELL' OCEAN-RESEARCH STORM BREAKS - THE END OF NATURE This month a perfect storm of ocean-research results has been released, and the conclusions are truly alarming. Or, in the vernacular, they’re as scary as hell...http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/10/26/environment/scary-as-hell-ocean-research-storm-breaks/#.UmyH7iTpiRQ
Mongabay, October 22, 2013
-▶ THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html
8 UNDERAPPRECIATED SEA CREATURES. Sure, dolphins and turtles are cool. But these amazing marine animals deserve a second look.
ENE News, November 22, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS: 'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska
ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees
▶ WATCH ▶
"SEA THE TRUTH" (Full Length)
By 2048 The Ocean Will be Empty
-▶ THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6tulKj
Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶ THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html
Subsea World News: October 23, 2013
▶ THE EFFECT OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION ON MARINE HABITATS AND ORGANISMS The human ramifications of these changes are likely to be massive and disruptive. Food chains, fishing, and tourism could all be impacted. The study shows that some 470 to 870 million of the world’s poorest people rely on the ocean for food, jobs, and revenues, and live in countries where ocean goods and services could be compromised by multiple ocean biogeochemical changes http://subseaworldnews.com/2013/10/23/the-effect-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-on-marine-habitats-and-organisms/
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO CAUSE 'MASSIVE' OCEAN DAMAGE
HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 18, 2013 (ENS) – By the year 2100, about 98 percent of the oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity, and most areas will be hit by a multitude of these stressors, finds a new study of the impacts of climate change on the world’s ocean systems.
▶ 2013 IPSO STATE OF THE OCEAN ▶
October 3, 2012
The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established to improve our understanding of the role of the ocean at an Earth System Level and its contribution to enabling life to exist on Earth.
Latest Review of Science Reveal Ocean In Critical State From Cululative Impacts http://www.stateoftheocean.org/
▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/8VOKzx
JELLY FISH ARE TAKING OVER THE SEAS, AND IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO STOP THEM http://sco.lt/6aCAc5
▶ THESE MACRO CORAL PHOTOS ARE TOTALLY JAW-DROPPING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/coral-photos_n_3876179.html
▶ LIONFISH INFESTATION IN ATLANTIC OCEAN AN UNSTOPPABLE EPIDEMIC? CAN WIPE OUT CORAL REEFS http://sco.lt/6OBwsT
Al Jazeera English, October 20, 2013
▶ GULF OF MEXICO ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER 2010 BP OIL SPILL http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html
Climate Central, October 13, 2013
▶ OCEAN DETERIORATING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THOUGHT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-deteriorating-more-rapidly-than-once-thought-16596
TakePart, October 15, 2013
▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Too Many Boats, or Not Enough Salmon? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon
▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DYING - 90% OF BIG FISH ARE GONE http://sco.lt/8K5sy9
▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8WLvHd
▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH
The Independent, October 3, 2013
▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IS 'SPIRALING DOWNWARD', AND STILL WE ACT LIKE NOTHING IS THE MATTER:
Without drastic action, the damage will be catastrophic
Daily Kos, October 4, 2013
▶ THE OCEANS ARE DYING: OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 300,000,000 YEARS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1243700/-The-Oceans-are-Dying-Oxygen-is-Depleting-Acidity-Rising-at-Fastest-Rate-in-300-000-000-Years
BBC Science and Environment
▶ HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOWN HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels
▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73
▶ OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND OCEAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/5LdeMb
▶ DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABED, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/7gMpyT
▶ ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PRFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/4ynWHh
SWIMMING WITH THE BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL SPOTTED EAGLE RAYS - GALAPAGOS http://sco.lt/6FGIhl
▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT http://sco.lt/8802vh
▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h
▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3
National Geographic, October 3, 2013
CAN LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATING SHOREBIRD SURVIVE. Rufa red knot faces depletion of its food sources and its Arctic breeding grounds.
Twice a year, the rufa red knot performs one of the planet's most amazing migrations. After wintering in the southern reaches of Argentina and Chile, the red knot will fly roughly 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometers) north, eventually reaching the Canadian Arctic for a summer of mating and breeding. Come fall, it will return south, this robin-size bird with a mere 20-inch (51-centimeter) wingspan flying without rest for stretches of up to 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131003-rufa-red-knot-threatened-endangered-migrating-birds/#close-modal