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18 January, 2021

Source: Global Citizen
Author: James Hitchings-Hales

Our oceans might seem like an endless expanse of life and beauty.

But beneath all that blue is a fragile, finite ecosystem under unprecedented pressure from a malevolent force quite literally turning up the heat on marine life — yep, you guessed it, that’s us: the human race. 

Now, the European Union (EU) does have a plan, of sorts, to reverse the damage already done — called the EU Biodiversity Strategy. However, environmental groups are protesting a distinct lack of progress, putting forward their own 10-point action plan to kickstart the process of averting biodiversity catastrophe.

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16 January, 2021

Source: el Diario
Author: Elena Solis

In December 1872, the HMS Challenger left the English port of Portsmouth on what has been considered the first modern oceanographic expedition. In February 1873 the Challenger arrived in the Canary Islands. There, for the first time, he dug a small stone from the depths of the ocean, about the size of a potato. It was a ferro-manganese polymetallic nodule. Today we know that these nodules also contain significant concentrations of copper, cobalt, nickel and titanium and, for this reason, an underwater race has been unleashed to reach the bottom (or, rather, bottom).

Continue reading Underwater Mining on Mount Tropic: Do You Really “Have to Exploit”?

14 January, 2021

Source: EFE Verde

Cinco ONGs de conservación marina han puesto en común este jueves una serie de propuestas sobre la conservación de la biodiversidad en mares y océanos, incluida la idea de silenciar los barcos o reducir la pesca accidental, que trasladarán al Parlamento Europeo para ayudar a lograr los objetivos de la Estrategia de la UE sobre Biodiversidad para 2030.

Continue reading Silenciar los barcos, entre las ideas de las ONG para preservar el océano

30 December, 2020

Source: EcoWatch
Author: Emily Denny

At least twelve deep-sea species were recently discovered in the Atlantic, BBC News reported. After five years of research, scientists of the ATLAS Project, a transatlantic assessment and deep-water management plan for Europe, discovered new species of sea mosses, molluscs and corals.

Although much of the deep sea remains unexplored, researchers warn that the impacts of climate change, like ocean acidification, could threaten deep-sea species and their habitats.

Continue reading Climate Change Could Impact 12 New Deep-Sea Species