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20
Jul
2017

Source: New Scientist
Author: Karl Gruber

In the depths of the ocean, life can extend far beyond its usual limits. Take the tube worm Escarpia laminata: living in an environment with a year-round abundance of food and no predators, individuals seem to live for over 300 years. And some may be 1000 years old or more – meaning they would have been around when William the Conqueror invaded England.

Continue reading Giant deep-sea worms may live to be 1000 years old or more

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11
Jul
2017

Source: High Seas Alliance 

Findings support urgent need for heightened high seas governance and conservation

As States meet at the United Nations for the final round of negotiations towards a possible high seas treaty, a new scientific review of recent ocean research shows more clearly than ever the importance of ocean services, its critical role to humankind and the rate and scale of the changes occurring due to climate change and other human impacts.

Continue reading HSA Press Release: New marine science review shows significant increase in understanding of ocean function and anthropogenic impacts

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9
Jun
2017

Source: The Ocean Conference UN

In respect of the UN Oceans Conference, the DSCC is calling on high seas fishing nations to fully and effectively protect deep-sea ecosystems from ‘significant adverse impacts’ of deep-sea fisheries, including through prohibiting bottom trawling on seamounts, as they have committed to do by implementing UNGA resolutions adopted since 2006. This would be a significant contribution to meeting SDG 14.2 and its target date of 2020 to protect marine ecosystems from significant adverse impacts, strengthen their resilience, and achieve healthy and productive oceans.

Continue reading The UN Ocean Conference

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25
Mar
2013

Source: Climate Progress

Author: Dana Nuticelli via Skeptical Science

A new study of ocean warming has just been published in Geophysical Research Letters by Balmaseda, Trenberth, and Källén (2013). There are several important conclusions which can be drawn from this paper.

Continue reading In Hot Water: Global Warming Has Accelerated In Past 15 Years, New Study Of Oceans Confirms

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