News tagged with coastal waters

Rare dolphin species threatened by big fishnets

The long-beaked La Plata River dolphin, a small species living in in South America's Atlantic coastal waters, is increasingly threatened with extinction from big-net fishing, Brazilian researchers warn.

dateJan 18, 2013 in Ecology
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Australia's coastal wetlands 'need room to move'

(Phys.org)—As sea levels climb, Australia's coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish, leading ...

dateJan 14, 2013 in Environment
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'Trojan horse' effect may explain jellyfish blooms

(Phys.org)—Man-made structures such as harbours, tourist facilities, oil rigs and aquaculture farms provide ideal sanctuaries for jellyfish polyps to flourish and may explain an apparent increase in jellyfish ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Ecology
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Lawsuits against EPA target nutrients in US waters

(AP) -- Environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force the federal government to curb an overdose of nutrients from farms and cities that end up in the nation's rivers, lakes and coastal waters. ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Environment
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Smithsonian NEMESIS tracks marine invaders online

Mitten crabs, zebra mussels and rock vomit: These and hundreds of other non-native species have invaded coastal regions throughout the United States, often causing dramatic changes to coastal ecosystems and ...

dateMar 12, 2012 in Ecology
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