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Explaining sea lion decline

The southern sea lion population of the Falkland Islands witnessed a dramatic decline during the last century with numbers falling by 65 per cent between the 1930s and 1960s. It was thought commercial hunting was the main ...

dateSep 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Earth from Space: A southern summer bloom

( -- In this Envisat image, a phytoplankton bloom swirls a figure-of-8 in the South Atlantic Ocean about 600 km east of the Falkland Islands.   During this period in the southern hemisphere, the ocean becomes ...

dateJan 16, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Measuring sea-level rise in the Falklands

Sea levels around the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic have risen since the mid nineteenth century and the rate of sea-level rise has accelerated over recent decades, according to newly published research. The findings ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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