Tag Archives: rising sea temperatures

Almost 75% of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

coral bleaching occurs when unusually warm water causes coral to expel algae, turning it white
Coral bleaching occurs when unusually warm water causes coral to expel algae, turning it white. Photograph: The Ocean Agency

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

January 13, 2017 — Almost three-quarters of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died, according to a report that blames its demise on rising sea temperatures caused by global warming.  Continue reading Almost 75% of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters

bangladesh’s national fish, hilsa is displayed for sale in the wholesale fish markets
Bangladesh’s national fish, Hilsa is displayed for sale in the wholesale fish markets in Dhaka. Photograph: Shafiqul Alam/Corbis via Getty Images

Rising sea temperatures are pushing shoals hundreds of miles from native grounds

January 8, 2017 — Scottish fishermen have uncovered an intriguing way to supplement their income: they have added squid to the menu of marine creatures they regularly pull from the sea. A species Continue reading How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters