Carbon dioxide threatens life in the Gulf of Mexico

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the Gulf of Mexico are putting commercial fishing and marine life at risk, researchers warn.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation water fish carbon-dioxide fishing oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment

Sharks are disappearing from the world’s oceans

A new study of shark populations in 58 countries around the world detected none in almost 20% of the locations surveyed.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation fish sharks fishing coral-reefs oceans endangered-species earth-and-environment

UN treaty could turn high seas ‘hotspots’ into parks

Researchers have identified biodiversity hotspots in the high seas, "the planet's last global commons." Will a UN treaty establish international ocean parks?

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity united-nations fishing oceans international-relations earth-and-environment

Warming seas threaten mid-Atlantic sea snails

Climate change could threaten the survival of the common whelk, a sea snail with the misfortune of living in one of Earth's fastest warming marine areas.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change fisheries fishing oceans snails earth-and-environment

Fishing targets the ‘super-urinators’ that ecosystems need

Certain fish are super-urinators, meaning that they contribute more nitrogen to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, they're also prize catches.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation fish fishing nitrogen ecosystems earth-and-environment urine fertilizer

Fishing for ‘herbivores of the sea’ could risk coral reefs

Fishing practices that selectively remove large parrotfish could put corals at risk, researchers warn.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: fish fishing coral-reefs oceans earth-and-environment corals

Market-based strategy could boost ocean conservation

A market-based system with the right incentives could bring more coastal and island nations together to improve ocean conservation efforts.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity money fishing oceans earth-and-environment islands

Climate change is coming for fishing, too

In the future, far fewer people could be fishing for fun at the shore. Why? Climate change.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Oct. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change fishing weather earth-and-environment

We’re really doing a number on the world’s oceans

In the last ten years, the impacts of overfishing, pollution, shipping, and other human activities on the oceans have doubled—and may double again.

Jenny Seifert-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Aug. 19, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change conservation pollution fishing oceans earth-and-environment

Team cracks mystery of missing jumbo squid

The collapse of a major jumbo squid fishery in Mexico was a mystery, but new research may have cracked the case—and serves as a warning for the future.

Michelle Horton-Stanford • futurity
July 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: fishing oceans weather earth-and-environment squid

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