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Marine ‘hotspots’ under dual threat from climate change and fishing

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The parts of the world’s oceans with the most varied mix of species are seeing the biggest impacts from a warming climate and commercial fishing, a new study warns

February 26, 2017 — The research, published in Science Advances, identifies six marine “hotspots” of “exceptional biodiversity” in the tropical Pacific, southwestern Atlantic, and western Indian Oceans. Continue reading Marine ‘hotspots’ under dual threat from climate change and fishing

Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria

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Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from marine bacteria in northern Europe and the US east coast, a new study says

August 12, 2016 — In their analysis that goes back to 1958, the researchers show that levels of Vibrio bacteria – which can cause illness in humans and even death – have been increasing as sea surface temperatures rise.  Continue reading Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria