Is time running out for our coral reefs?

Is time running out for our coral reefs?

By Christopher Cornwall, Chris Perry, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Steeve Comeau & Verena Schoepf New research is suggesting the outlook for coral reefs remains grim unless we cut emissions fast. The twin stress factors of ocean warming and acidification increasingly...
Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

By Anthony Richardson, Chhaya Chaudhary, David Schoeman & Mark John Costello Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. History tells us this could trigger a mass extinction event. The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest...
Why are sea levels rising fastest in big cities?

Why are sea levels rising fastest in big cities?

By Sally Brown & Robert James Nicholls Increased urbanisation especially in deltas areas and the demand for freshwater means subsidence will remain a pressing issue in the coming decades. It is well known that climate-induced sea level rise is a major threat. What...
Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

By Jodie L. Rummer, Bridie JM Allan, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Ian A. Bouyoucos, Irfan Yulianto & Mirjam van der Mheen It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril. The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about...
Is deep sea mining bad for the environment? 🔊

Is deep sea mining bad for the environment? 🔊

The search for minerals is leading some corporations to begin mining the ocean floor, but scientists warn that this could devastate fragile ecosystems that will have repercussions that we still don’t understand. What is going on in the deep sea? What precautions...
Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

By Brendon Dunphy Currently, 90% of our seabirds are threatened with extinction. It is a colossal loss and a colossally sad number. Aotearoa/New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world. From inspiring ocean wanderers such as the royal albatross (who may not touch...