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Bleaching, it’s not just for corals

Giant clams suffer similar struggles with warming water, though the consequences don’t seem quite as dire.
Dungeness crab monitoring project
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Shining the light on baby crabs

In British Columbia, a monitoring project with light traps may illuminate the future of the prized crustaceans.
wind turbines disrupt larval cod
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For baby cod, offshore wind turbines offer an alluring tone

Experiments show larval cod will orient themselves toward the simulated sound of a turbine.
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For whales and crabbers, finding balance is getting harder

As climate change causes more marine heatwaves, finding space for both is getting even more difficult.
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Another casualty of climate change: dissolved oxygen

Vast oxygen-depleted deserts are an expected feature of our warming oceans.
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Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists

An investigation by conservationists has found evidence that deep-seabed mining of rare minerals could cause “extensive and irreversible” damage to the planet.

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neurotoxic methylmercury thawing permafrost

The toxic threat in thawing permafrost

Scientists are tracking neurotoxic methylmercury production in North America’s largest peatland.
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