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Australia: A Record Number Of Corals Just Died At The GREAT BARRIER REEF

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Greg Torda, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world, a massive wall of skeleton and rock built by tiny soft bodied polyps.

For all it’s magnificence, the underwater masterpiece has been struggling lately. Warming ocean temperatures, opportunistic herpes infections, and pollution threaten the reef daily.

Now, researchers from Australia say that the Great Barrier Reef has just endured the worst bleaching event in history, with some significant losses.

“Most of the losses in 2016 have occurred in the northern, most-pristine part of the Great Barrier Reef. This region escaped with minor damage in two earlier bleaching events in 1998 and 2002, but this time around it has been badly affected,” said Terry Hughes, Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

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http://www.popsci.com/record-number-corals-just-died-at-great-barrier-reef

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That’s what it looks like when Birds get prepared!

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , on May 8, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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There are currently 620 species of marine animals designated as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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There are currently 620 species of marine animals designated as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. These animals are in danger of becoming extinct, and are an important reminder as to why we humans need to clean up our act and work to protect our oceans from pollution and overfishing. Because of our destructive ways, there are innumerable others inhabiting the oceans that are quickly on their way to joining these 620 species, threatened with extinction. We’ve compiled 13 of the many beautiful, amazing, and awesome ocean animals that are in trouble.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/30/13-endangered-animals-of_n_513650.html?utm_hp_ref=climate-change#s75962&title=Hawksbill_Turtle

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Potent new rat poisons killing California wildlife – ‘Rodenticides are the new DDT’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

China pollution ‘threat to growth’ By Leslie Hook

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


18th dead baby dolphin washes ashore in Northern Gulf – Feb 24th 2011 Update 28 bodies found

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/02/23/dozens-of-baby-dolphins-wash-up-dead-in-latest-bizarre-mass-animal-deaths-115875-22944069/#ixzz1Eq7yqKQs
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Dozens of dead baby dolphins have mysteriously washed ashore in Alabama and Mississippi in the latest mass animal deaths.

Twenty-eight corpses have been found so far – ten times the usual number.

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is investigating the cause of the tragedy.

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/02/23/dozens-of-baby-dolphins-wash-up-dead-in-latest-bizarre-mass-animal-deaths-115875-22944069/#ixzz1EtOhHcTX
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