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Archive for the Category ‘Ecosystem’

North Atlantic Fish Populations Shifting As Ocean Temperatures Warm

North Atlantic Fish Populations Shifting As Ocean Temperatures Warm

About half of 36 fish stocks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, many of them commercially valuable species, have been shifting northward over the last four decades, with some stocks nearly disappearing from U.S. waters as they move farther offshore, according to a new study by NOAA researchers. Their findings, published in the journal Marine Ecology […]

Scientists Discover New Coral Species in Galapagos Waters

Scientists Discover New Coral Species in Galapagos Waters

Scientists have discovered three new coral species – and one that was thought to be extinct – in an extensive survey of reefs around the Galapagos Islands, raising hopes that reefs may be more resilient to rising sea temperatures than previously thought. Honeycomb coral (Gardineroseris planulata) had apparently been wiped out in in 1997-98 by […]

Why coral reefs face a catastrophic future

Why coral reefs face a catastrophic future

Animal, vegetable and mineral, a pristine tropical coral reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. Bathed in clear, warm water and thick with a psychedelic display of fish, sharks, crustaceans and other sea life, the colourful coral ramparts that rise from the sand are known as the rainforests of the oceans. And […]

Coral Reefs Program

Coral Reefs Program

This program is aligned with NOAA’s activities that are directed to meeting the goal of the National Action Plan to Conserve Coral Reefs, i.e., to develop a comprehensive understanding of coral reef ecosystems and thus improve the stewardship of these valuable resources. These activities include studying the causes of coral reef decline, determining the impacts […]

National Marine Sanctuaries

National Marine Sanctuaries

Managing this range of goals requires an approach that integrates an understanding of the interrelated patterns of human use, ecology, and geography.
http://www.chbr.noaa.gov

Coastal Ecology

Coastal Ecology

The Coastal Ecology program at CCEHBR provides expertise in marine ecology, including multiple research thrust areas, to support nationwide efforts aimed at assessing and predicting changes in the quality of coastal ecosys¬tems in relation to both human and natural influences. The program seeks to identify and find solutions to environmental problems associated with a variety […]

Flying Frogs and the World’s Oldest Mushroom: A Decade of Himalayan Discovery

Flying Frogs and the World’s Oldest Mushroom: A Decade of Himalayan Discovery

The 350 new species found over past 10 years under pressure from demand for land and climate change, warns the WWF…
The Guardian, Monday 10 August 2009

Ozone and Nitrogen Change The Way Rising CO2 Affects Earth’s Water

Ozone and Nitrogen Change The Way Rising CO2 Affects Earth’s Water

Through a recent modeling experiment, a team of NASA-funded researchers have found that future concentrations of carbon dioxide and ozone in the atmosphere and of nitrogen in the soil are likely to have an important but overlooked effect on the cycling of water from sky to land to waterways. The researchers concluded that models of […]

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