intertidal zone

Forecasting and communicating climate change impacts on marine systems

The long term nature of climate change generates challenges in communicating the related research. Lack of trust and over generalisations are discussed in this article by Nova Mieszkowska and Brian Helmuth, along with solutions to ease the communication barrier between scientists and non-scientists.

Author:
Nova Mieszkowska and Brian Helmuth.
Category:
Climate change & Ocean acidification
Ecology
Habitat protection and loss

Losers and winners in a high CO2 world

Juliet Brodie, Chris Williamson and Jason Hall-Spencer assess the future of northeast Atlantic seaweeds and seagrasses
Author:
Juliet Brodie, Chris Williamson and Jason Hall-Spencer
Category:
Climate change & Ocean acidification
Habitat protection and loss

Has marine conservation in Wales lost its way?

Blaise Bullimore has been involved in monitoring the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve since 1977. He charts the progress of marine nature conservation in Wales.
Author:
Blaise Bullimore
Category:
Citizen science
Habitat protection and loss
Fishing & aquaculture
Marine Protected Area

Mapping the treasures of the deep sea

Heriot-Watt University and the National Oceanography Centre join forces to map cold-water coral habitats. By Laurence De Clippele, Veerle Huvenne and Murray Roberts
Author:
Laurence De Clippele, Veerle Huvenne and Murray Roberts.
Category:
Habitat protection and loss
Biodiversity

Refugia in the ‘twilight zone’: discoveries from the Philippines

Author:
Sonia J. Rowley
Category:
Biodiversity
technology
Habitat protection and loss
Taxonomy

Carbon Credits: the new face of coastal conservation?

Melissa Schiele looks at the mechanisms behind ‘blue carbon’ trading.
Author:
Melissa Schiele
Category:
Climate change & Ocean acidification
Habitat protection and loss

Too hot to handle

Ocean heat waves, marine biodiversity and ecosystem structure.

Dan Smale looks at an ocean heat wave that may have long-term consequences for a regional ecosystem. 

Author:
Dan Smale
Category:
Climate change & Ocean acidification
Ecology
Habitat protection and loss

Lagoon conservation in the Azores

The Azores are proud to hold 4 of the 981 sites on the World Heritage List which have outstanding cultural and natural heritage. The application of a 5th site is being put forward and its relevant criteria are listed here.

Author:
Brian Morton
Category:
Habitat protection and loss

Growing white shark populations in US waters – a sign of ecosystem recovery?

Evidence provided by an army of scientist about the environment health of California’s surrounding oceans from 1920 to 1990 lead to major federal and state legislation. Chris Lowe details the history of this process which resulted in improvements in water quality and fisheries management allowing the growth in white shark and other top predator populations.

Author:
Chris Lowe
Category:
Fishing & aquaculture
Megafauna
Habitat protection and loss