Team Sedna spent a week aboard the MV Freya, snorkeling with orcas and humpbacks during the winter herring run and undertaking scientific research.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has had to store 1.23 million tons of the toxic stuff in 1,044 gigantic water tanks. These are truly staggering numbers, and TEPCO anticipates it’ll run out of room for new tanks by 2022.
Great Article by sallyridescience.ucsd.edu explaining Cynthia's Sedna trip to the Arctic.
This higher acidity has already been found to damage the calcium carbonate in corals and other animals with calcium-based structures. The research team examined whether the more acidic seawater is also affecting sharks.
The Pacific Ocean is becoming more acidic, and the cash-crabs that live in its coastal waters are some of its first inhabitants to feel its effects.
Neon colors may help some corals stage a comeback from bleaching - Coral pigments act as a sunscreen and may make a more hospitable home for returning algae
Project Vesta is conducting an experiment by spreading a green mineral on beaches, where its interaction with the waves will pull carbon from the air.
The absence of a market for recycled plastics, however, has also inspired researchers to look at other ways of using them. Two papers this week have looked into processes that enable "upcycling," or converting the plastics into materials that can be more valuable than the freshly made plastics themselves.
At least half of the world’s killer whale populations are doomed to extinction due to toxic and persistent pollution of the oceans, according to a major new study.
After decades of damning reports, bleak images, and depressing headlines, one new report claims to have a “positive update” on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR).
Pods commonly hunt in family or related groups, and they typically grow to about a few dozen, or maybe even a hundred