Sea Temperature

Scientists Say Damage to Florida’s Coral Reef has Made the State More Vulnerable to Storm Surges – Washington Post

13th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.  “As we begin to piece together the damage from Hurricane Irma in Florida, scientists are pointing to an environmental factor that may have made the storm’s impact worse: the ongoing loss of coral on the state’s increasingly threatened barrier reef. At 360 miles long, the Florida Reef Tract… [more]

Climate Change May Shrink the World’s Fish

22nd August 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on National Geographic.  A new study suggests warming sea temperatures could result in smaller fish sizes. “Warming temperatures and loss of oxygen in the sea will shrink hundreds of fish species—from tunas and groupers to salmon, thresher sharks, haddock and cod—even more than previously thought, a new study concludes. Because… [more]

Scientists Link Fluctuations in Sea Temperature To Persistent Droughts in North America & the Mediterranean

19th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.Org. “Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests. A team from the universities of Exeter, Montpellier and Wageningen analysed data from 1957-2002 and found sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific and North Atlantic… [more]

Once Seen as Too Remote to Harm, the Deep Sea is Facing New Pressures from Mining, Pollution, Overfishing & More

23rd June 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Ensia. “…Because life in the deep ocean is more sensitive to change than in the shallows, the smallest shift in pH, oxygen or temperature can have huge effects. Thus, one of the most serious concerns about the deep ocean is climate change. According to Andrew Thurber, an assistant professor… [more]