Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Monday, 11 March 2019
Marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may find themselves in a deadly vise grip by century's end as ocean acidification creates a shallower horizon for life, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds. More here.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Receding kelp forests, jellyfish blooms and disruption to fisheries are just some of climate change’s impacts on the ocean. Story here.
|An ocean under human siege.|
A Pexels photo.
Sunday, 3 March 2019
|A Wikimedia photo.|
Friday, 30 November 2018
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
International agreement will protect vast areas of sea that have opened up as the ice melts. Story here.
Saturday, 1 September 2018
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
|This NASA image shows the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.|
The dead zone is now approaching an area the size of Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg! More here.
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Science News - University of British Columbia
Effective fisheries management plans, coupled with actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions, both separately, but especially in tandem, would have an immediate effect on the number of marine species that face extinction. More here.
|Fishing boats docked in Canada's Bay of Fundy. |
Dillon Kereluk from White Rock, Canada.
Monday, 13 August 2018
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Oil spill disaster reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as White House rolls back conservation measures. More here.
Monday, 18 June 2018
Never has our blue planet been more under threat.
And never before have we had a better sense of what's at stake. Come watch the latest film that will captivate and motivate you to join a global movement working to save our oceans.
Greenpeace Canada is sponsoring a special Winnipeg screening of BLUE — the critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary film which takes you deep into our planet’s threatened oceans and seas.
This one-night-only screening is an on-demand event. It only takes place if 50 tickets are sold. Reserve your spot now — and portion of ticket sales will go towards supporting Greenpeace's vital work to protect our oceans and the planet.
WHAT: Special screening of BLUE — an award-winning documentary film
WHEN: Monday 25th June, 7pm
WHERE: Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas (2190 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1S6)
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Mangroves in Benin. Such vegetation provides an important
buffer from the ravages of ocean storms and currents. Photo credit - Ji-Elle.
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Yale Environment 360
Drift ice in the archipelago of Svalbard. Photo by AWeith
The “Atlantification” and “Pacification” of the Arctic has begun. As warmer waters stream into an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, new species — from phytoplankton to whales — have the potential to upend this sensitive polar environment. More here.
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Saturday, 14 April 2018
Salmon farms are in crisis – here in Canada & elsewhere. Here’s how scientists are trying to save them
Fish farming in Greece. Photo by JebulonSalmon farming is facing a huge challenge in the form of a tiny pest. The parasitic sea louse is infecting salmon stocks worldwide, causing devastating losses for salmon farmers and increased prices for shoppers. But scientists are working hard to tackle this global problem, with a combination of new ways to biologically and mechanically remove the lice and to make the salmon more resilient to infection. More here.
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Fishing activity now covers at least 55 percent of the world's oceans -- four times the land area covered by agriculture -- and can now be monitored, in near real time, to the level of individual vessels. More here.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
At current rates of plastic production, by 2050 the total mass of plastics in our oceans will outweigh the biomass of fish. — World Economic Forum. More here.
Pieces of plastic that washed ashore after a storm.
Pacific Ocean beach in San Francisco. Source:
Plastic Oceans. Author: Kevin Krejci.
Saturday, 17 February 2018
New study finds microplastics in the stomachs of 73 percent of mesopelagic (medium-depth) fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic -- one of the highest levels globally. More here.
Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?
by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely, defeating this "beast" has to be &...
The dollar cost to Manitobans of a deadly hog disease is being revealed. Yet key details regarding its magnitude remain secret. A Planet in Peril (PinP) exclusive.by Larry Powell Manitoba taxpayers have paid out well over 800 thousand dollars to help hog producers battle “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Manitoba's Decker Hutterite Colony says, several dead hogs spotted recently on a public roadway, nearby, died of natural causes.by Larry Powell Hog carcasses in two dumpsters on a side road near the Decker Colony, northwest of Brandon, Apr. 24th. I spott...
Some Canadian hog producers are euthanizing their own pigs because Covid-19 has rendered them almost worthless. Is it happening in Manitoba, too?by Larry Powell According to the farm newspaper, the Western Producer, some Canadian producers are killing their own hog stocks an...