Tag Archives: oceans

‘Farming’ resistant parasites

Salmon is Scotland’s number one food export product and there are hopes to increase production and expand the industry further. However, Scottish salmon farmers are using record quantities of pesticides to counter parasite resistance. A 110% increase in the amount … Continue reading

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Sharks show us Marine Protected Areas are working

Sharks may be an indicator of the success of marine protected areas according to research from the Stony Brook University Institute for Ocean Conservation Science using baited remote underwater cameras placed both inside and outside of marine reserve areas on … Continue reading

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Polluting to stay clean?

An inconspicuous pollutant is slowly accumulating in the oceans and on the beaches of the world – synthetic lint. A fleece sweater may shed 2000 polyester fibres in a single wash and it is these plastic fibres that are making … Continue reading

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The missing heat – how our oceans act as heat sinks

Climate change critics often deny the scale of impact by pointing to the relatively ‘flat’ temperature trend of the last decade. New research has found that the Earth’s deep oceans absorb vast quantities of heat, possibly buffering the short-term warming … Continue reading

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