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MMA Global Aqua – Underwater sonar technology

MMA Global Aqua discuss their use of sonar technology for expert underwater surveying in the waters of Taiwan.
an example inland waterway transport, an image of a canal boat on a river with the sun setting

EU urban mobility must be sustainable and inclusive

Mateusz Szymański, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, sheds light on sustainable and inclusive urban mobility, including a call for the better use of inland waterway transport.
humpback whale

Whales can learn complex songs from whales in other regions

A cultural transmission: humpback whales can learn and memorise complex songs from whales from other regions.
fish robot, Microplastics

The light-activated fish robot designed to collect microplastics

Researchers have invented a light-activated fish robot that "swims" around quickly and removes microplastics from the water.
oceans and the circular economy

Oceans and the circular economy

Open Access Government charts the priorities of Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, particularly concerning the role of oceans and the circular economy.
uncertainty in sea-level rise

Uncertainty in sea-level rise & how can we use it as a tool

Sandy Avrutin, Ocean and Earth Science Postgraduate Researcher, National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, describes the uncertainty in sea-level rise, what it is & how we can use it as a tool.
Shellfish poisoning

Shellfish poisoning: A neurotoxic consequence of global warming

Jeremy MacMahon, Yi-Hua Tsai, and Pamela Lein from the Department of Molecular Biosciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, explore how shellfish poisoning is affecting human and animal health.
Diver swimming next to giant megalodon shark

What caused the megalodon extinction?

New research using zinc stable isotope ratios suggests that great white sharks may have contributed to the extinction of megalodon sharks.
underwater drone, ocean acidification

An underwater drone can measure ocean acidification

An underwater drone can measure carbon dioxide levels in the ocean, and combat ocean acidification, monitoring global warming.
manta ray habitats, tourism

Regional recovery of manta ray habitats through tourism limitations

Komodo National Park has one of the world’s largest manta ray habitats – and researchers think this may be due to stricter tourism regulations allowing them to flourish.
ocean warming

Deep ocean warming to increase by 0.2°C in the next 50 years

Scientists say deep ocean warming will increase by 0.2°C, as they find excess heat from the subtropical North Atlantic - at depths of 700m.

Scientists create hydrogen-based way to recycle plastic bottles

Plastic bottles take up to 450 years to biodegrade naturally, so recycling them quickly is crucial for the environment - Northwestern University chemists may have a new strategy.
sea sponge

Genomic time machine to understand sea sponge evolution

Key to the health of coral reefs, scientists reveal that sea sponges are among the earliest animals to ever grace planet earth

Climate change is triggering unexpected glacial movement

Scientists say melting snow and ice, seeping between Arctic glaciers, puts even thick glaciers at risk of sudden collapse from glacial movement.

Ozone is heating the planet more than scientists previously thought

NSF Funded research reveals Ozone in the atmosphere has weakened one of the Earth’s main cooling mechanisms.
Microplastics carrying pathogens, Crypto, land pathogens

Research finds microplastics carrying pathogens into sea

Microplastics carrying pathogens into the ocean via land based parasites are affecting wildlife and human health.
impacts of coastal construction

Minimising impacts of coastal construction on bottlenose dolphins

Dolphin Behaviourist and Biostatistician gives insight into the impacts of coastal construction, ensuring quality of coastal life for dolphins
marine heatwave forecasts, ocean temperatures

Using marine heatwave forecasts to predict ecological impacts

Marine heatwave forecasts could potentially provide up to one year’s notice of changes to ocean temperatures, predicting effects on ecosystems.
antarctic sea ice

Antarctic sea ice shrunk to less than 2 million square kilometres

The lowest record yet of Antarctic Sea ice has shown that its rapid decline due to global warming is cyclical – and is bound to drop again soon.
climate change monitoring, IPCC report

EU announces €55 million for climate change monitoring

As part of an ocean funding package of nearly €1 billion, the European Commission will fund €55 million into climate change monitoring over two years.

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