Tag Archives: Arctic Ocean

They’re everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

Scientists have found widespread evidence of microplastics in the Arctic Ocean. This could further stress the fragile Arctic ecosystem and the food it provides to people living there. (Shutterstock) Peter S. Ross, University of British Columbia The Arctic has long proven to be a barometer of the health of our planet. This remote part of the world faces unprecedented environmental …

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The world’s ocean is bearing the brunt of a changing climate. Explore its past and future in our new series

shutterstock. Wes Mountain, The Conversation Oceans 21 is a Conversation international series examining the history and future of the world’s ocean. Five profiles open our series on the global ocean, delving into ancient Indian Ocean trade networks, Pacific plastic pollution, Arctic light and life, Atlantic fisheries and the Southern Ocean’s impact on global climate. Explore the series in the link …

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The hopeful return of polar whales

Alexey Suloev/Shutterstock Lauren McWhinnie, Heriot-Watt University The bleak history of whaling pushed many species to the brink of extinction, even in the remote waters of the north and south poles. Over 1.3 million whales were killed in just 70 years around Antarctica alone. The scale of this industrial harvest completely decimated many populations of large whales in the Southern Ocean. …

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Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species

A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Jørgen Berge, University of Tromsø; Carlos Duarte, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Dorte Krause-Jensen, Aarhus University; Karen Filbee-Dexter, Université Laval; Kimberly Howland, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), and Philippe Archambault, Université Laval At just over 14 million square kilometres, the Arctic Ocean …

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The world’s ocean is bearing the brunt of a changing climate. Explore its past and future in our new series

shutterstock. Wes Mountain, The Conversation Oceans 21 is a Conversation international series examining the history and future of the world’s ocean. Five profiles open our series on the global ocean, delving into ancient Indian Ocean trade networks, Pacific plastic pollution, Arctic light and life, Atlantic fisheries and the Southern Ocean’s impact on global climate. Explore the series in the link …

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