Another potential sign of global warming: Crabs are invading the shallow waters of the Southern Ocean

Numerous past posts have noted that evidence for global warming can be found in the numerous reports on specific environmental conditions and events around the globe (for example, the migration of corals around Japan, the trend in lakes around the world to become warmer). Although these events and conditions...

Hydrothermal vent communities are unexpectantly diverse

During the late 1970's, researchers discovered and elucidated deep-sea vent ecosystems. The picture was one of large tube worms, mussels, and other animals that lived on the chemical energy put forth by these vents. Now, researchers are finding that these communities are more diverse than originally...

International Proposals to Expand Antarctic Marine Protected Areas Fail at CCAMLR

In Hobart (Tasmania), at its annual meeting, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) failed in its third attempt to adopt proposals that would have established the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA) in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. On the...