News tagged with polynesia

Why species matter

UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidate Caitlin Fong travels to French Polynesia often but not for vacation. She goes there to study a coral reef ecosystem influenced by human impacts such as overfishing and ...

Jun 17, 2014
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French islands under threat from rising sea levels

By the year 2100, global warming will have caused sea levels to rise by 1 to 3 meters. This will strongly affect islands, their flora, fauna and inhabitants. A team of researchers from the Ecologie, systématique et évolution ...

Sep 18, 2013
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Boat noise stops fish finding home

(Phys.org) —Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in larval coral reef fish, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Liège. Reef fish are normally attracted by reef sound ...

Jun 28, 2013
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New rhythm for El Nino discovered

El Niño wreaks havoc across the globe, shifting weather patterns that spawn droughts in some regions and floods in others. The impacts of this tropical Pacific climate phenomenon are well known and documented.

May 26, 2013
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New Caledonia bans shark fishing

The government of the Pacific paradise of New Caledonia said Wednesday it had decided to ban fishing of sharks, which are being decimated to feed growing demand for luxury goods.

Apr 24, 2013
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Why some species are 'successful' invaders

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit within the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, have made a remarkable ...

Aug 23, 2012
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