‘Apocalyptic’: dead crabs litter beaches in north-east England

‘Apocalyptic’: dead crabs litter beaches in north-east England

An investigation is under way into why thousands of dead crabs and lobsters are washing up on the Tees estuary and neighbouring north-east beaches in recent weeks. Countless crustaceans have been found, with Marske and Saltburn said to be experiencing particularly high numbers, and the first sightings reported in early October in Seaton Carew, Redcar […]

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Dugongs (Related to Manatees) Declared Functionally Extinct in China

Dugongs (Related to Manatees) Declared Functionally Extinct in China

The human imagination once transformed dugongs into mermaids. But now, human activity is pushing the gentle marine mammals into the realm of the imagination in a more sinister way. A new study published in Royal Society Open Science Wednesday found that the dugong (dugong dugon) is “functionally extinct” in Chinese waters. “The likely disappearance of […]

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Deep-sea mining could cause noise pollution radiating 500 kilometers across the ocean and harmful to marine mammals

Deep-sea mining could cause noise pollution radiating 500 kilometers across the ocean and harmful to marine mammals

According to scientists, projected deep-sea mining might cause noise pollution that would radiate through the ocean for hundreds of kilometers, generating a “cylinder of sound” that would go from the surface to the sea bed. One mine’s noise alone could travel 500km (more than 300 miles) in calm weather, according to research by scientists from […]

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