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Why we must protect the ocean's 'twilight zone'

Most of us think of the ocean as what we see on the sunny surface. But beneath the shimmering waves, there’s a deeper layer called the twilight zone. Referred to by scientists as the mesopelagic, this dimension is considered a…

What Worries Iceland? A World Without Ice. It Is Preparing. – The New York Times

HÖFN, Iceland — From the offices of the fishing operation founded by his family two generations ago, Adalsteinn Ingólfsson has watched the massive Vatnajökull glacier shrink year after year. Rising temperatures have already winnowed the types of fish he can…

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Tracking baby fish for better reef management

Scientists have created the world’s first computer model to predict the movements of baby coral trout across the Great Barrier Reef. The models are validated by in-depth fieldwork and genetic tracking, and will help managers decide which areas need the most protection to ensure future adult populations of coral trout.

Global warming could mean fewer fish for sportfishing, more die-offs across US – USA TODAY

CLOSE Andrew Rypel, a professor of wildlife, fish and conservation biology at the University of California, Davis with a walleye he caught in Sanford Lake, Wis. (Photo: Courtesy Andrew Rypel) Global warming is putting lake fish in hot water, with worrisome…

Global warming could mean fewer fish for sport fishing, more die-offs across US – USA TODAY

CLOSE Andrew Rypel, a professor of wildlife, fish and conservation biology at the University of California, Davis with a walleye he caught in Sanford Lake, Wis. (Photo: Courtesy Andrew Rypel) Global warming is putting lake fish in hot water, with worrisome…

What is the Gulf of Mexico dead zone?

[embedded content] The Mississippi River is America’s aquatic aorta, pumping life through 2,350 miles of U.S. heartland. Its network of tributaries covers 1.2 million square miles, drains 30 states and is the third-largest river basin on Earth, after the Amazon…

Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming

(University of Saskatchewan) The number of extreme downpours increased steadily between 1964 and 2013 — a period when global warming also intensified, according to research published in the journal Water Resources Research.