Rising Sea Temperatures – GBRI
 

Just like heatwave induced wildfires are wiping out large areas of forests on land, ocean heatwaves are causing massive destruction inside the waters, killing a wide variety of marine animals and destroying kelp forests, scientists have warned. The damage caused in these ocean hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies on the oceans for […]

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When we talk about the impact of human activity on the oceans, we generally discuss coral bleaching, acidification of the waters and the damage done to vulnerable marine ecosystems. However, now a study has found that the atmospheric carbon dioxide emitted by fossil fuel burning has also begun to drift to the bottom of the oceans, dissolving […]

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New Zealand witnessed its hottest summer ever this year, mostly because of a ‘marine heatwave’ which caused water temperatures to rise as much as six degrees in few areas. Due to this record-breaking rise in sea temperatures, a rare tropical fish from Australia called the Queensland groper was spotted in New Zealand waters. The fish was spotted […]

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Environmentalists have long been worried about rising sea temperatures and its impact on marine life, particularly the coral reefs. Mass coral bleaching events have been seen across the globe, threatening their very existence on our planet. Now researchers working with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation have developed a new technology, a super-thin film that is […]

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A new study on bird species has revealed that an increasing number of world’s birds are being pushed towards extinction due to overfishing and fluctuating sea temperatures. Birds that are now globally threatened include the kittiwake and the Atlantic puffin, which breed on UK’s sea cliffs. Meanwhile, on land, the Snowy Owl is struggling to find […]

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