“We had no idea it was carnivorous,” says Sean Graham, a botanist with the University of British Columbia. “This was not found in some exotic tropical location, but really right on our doorstep in Vancouver. You could literally walk out from Vancouver to this field site.”
As these heatwaves continue, they may have far more devastating implications to fisheries than previously predicted.
Vulnerability assessments by utilities and emergency planners along the U.S. West Coast suggest it could be weeks or a month or more before water service gets restored after a major earthquake — not to mention electricity, sewage treatment and fuel supply too.
The window of opportunity to prevent grave ecological damage to our oceans from climate change is closing. That’s according to a paper that appeared Friday in the journal Science.
The Northern fur seals that breed on the Pribilof islands have been on the decline for decades, but a smaller colony just 200 miles away is thriving. A new study of these colonies is challenging scientists’ assumptions about what marine animals need from their environment — and how they get it.