Posts Tagged ‘oceans’

UBC researchers have used a 'fish thermometer" to gauge the impact climate change has had on the world's oceans

“Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change

May. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.

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UBC fisheries scientists recognized in Smithsonian Magazine’s Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2012

Dec. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

UBC fisheries scientists were involved in two of the ten best ocean stories of 2012 by Smithsonian magazine’s Surprising Science blog.

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The Ocean Health Index is the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health (Map credit: Halpern, et al, Nature)

Global ocean health gets passing grade: UBC researchers

Aug. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The health of the world’s oceans received a score of 60 out of 100 from a team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Jellyfish on the rise: UBC study

Apr. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Jellyfish are increasing in the majority of the world’s coastal ecosystems, according to the first global study of jellyfish abundance by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Iconic marine mammals are “swimming in sick seas” of terrestrial pathogens: UBC researchers

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Parasites and pathogens infecting humans, pets and farm animals are increasingly being detected in marine mammals such as sea otters, porpoises, harbour seals and killer whales along the Pacific coast of the U.S. and Canada, and better surveillance is required to monitor public health implications, according to a panel of scientific experts from Canada and the United States.

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Ocean acidification turns climate change winners into losers: UBC Research

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

Adding ocean acidification and deoxygenation into the mix of climate change predictions may turn “winner” regions of fisheries and biodiversity into “losers,” according to research released today by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Marine predators in trouble: UBC researchers

Dec. 5, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers.

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