Seabird population dropped 70 percent since 1950s

The world's monitored seabird population has dropped 70 percent since the 1950s, a stark indication that marine ecosystems are not doing well, says a study.

Marine ecosystems can take millennia to recover from climate-related upheavals

A new study has revealed that ocean ecosystems can take millennia to recover from the climate-related disturbances.

Loss of sea ice to impact polar bear populations by 2100
Loss of sea ice to impact polar bear populations by 2100

Polar bears may face starvation and reproductive failure by the year 2100 due to heavy loss of Arctic sea ice, a new study has warned.

Jet Airways bans shipment of shark fins: HSI
Jet Airways bans shipment of shark fins: HSI

Jet Airways has banned shipment of shark fins, joining a growing number of major international carriers committed to protecting declining shark populations and marine ecosystems.

Projected big thaw of Antarctica`s sea ice may harm area`s unspoiled marine ecosystems

Researchers using a modeling study have suggested that the Antarctica`s Ross Sea`s recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover is likely to be short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100.

Plastics dangerously harming marine ecosystems

Up till now it was unknown to researchers whether ingested plastic transfers chemical additives or pollutants to wildlife, but a new study has shown that toxic concentrations of pollutants and additives enter the tissue of animals that have eaten microplastic.

Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries

Multi-nation talks began in Australia Wednesday over plans to protect Antarctica`s pristine waters by creating two vast ocean sanctuaries, with hopes Russia`s previous objections to the proposed no-fishing zones can be overcome.

Seaweed can be an unlimited source of biofuel

Seaweeds are capable of producing more biomass per square metre than fast growing terrestrial plants such as sugar cane.

Marine ecosystems under threat from ocean acidification

Experiments by a team of scientists has determined that acidification of the oceans as a result of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) could have significant effects on marine ecosystems.