oceans

 
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
In the next 13 years, coastal cities such as Durban and Cape Town will face “catastrophic” floods twice as often as they do now because of rising...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
The oceans around Antarctica, the Southern Oceans, have been getting less salty. That’s a problem because it messes about with the balance of all...
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Oceans and seas cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, carry 95% of its biosphere and 80% of global trade. They are the support base for all life. Yet...
Buoy genius clears the coast
Buoy genius clears the coast
Devised and tested at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT), the buoy will feature locally sourced components as opposed to the fully...
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
An investigation by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has linked marine waste to the deaths of a...
Robot to test health of ocean 'lungs'
Robot to test health of ocean 'lungs'
Table Mountain is wreathed in cloud, with a skirt of fog, and in the distance rolling clouds are moving in from the south. A team of scientists from...
Sustainable fishing will save oceans
Sustainable fishing will save oceans
In the past 50 years, the global annual fish catch has increased fivefold. The search for new fishing areas has taken fleets into deeper waters and...
Manta rays are no longer mating, and it's a problem
Manta rays are no longer mating, and it's a problem
"Mantas!" shouts Guy Stevens from the top deck, pointing to huge bat-shaped shadows gliding under the rippling, turquoise water of...
Carbon emission could lead to mass extinctions in oceans
Carbon emission could lead to mass extinctions in oceans
The oceans are more acidic now than at any point in the last 300-million years. The blame lies firmly with human emissions of carbon dioxide from...
Dead zones spread across world's oceans
Dead zones spread across world's oceans
Man-made pollution is spreading a growing number of suffocating dead zones across the world's seas with disastrous consequences for marine life,...

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