Spheniscus magellanicus

Coast of Paraná breaks record of the year for strandings of marine animals

The coast of Paraná broke the record of the year for strandings of marine animals in August. According to the Laboratory of Ecology and Conservation (LEC), of the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), a total of 457 animals were found, including birds (81%), reptiles (13%) and marine mammals (6%). The Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) was …

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World Krill Day: The importance of this tiny species that sustains biodiversity in the Antarctic Peninsula

The doctor in marine ecology and INACH researcher, Lucas Krüger, emphasizes the value of this crustacean, which with only two grams and six centimeters is the basis for the entire ecosystem of the White Continent. Besides, he comments on its main threats and how it manages to combat the impact of the climate crisis. All …

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impact of anthropogenic noise in Chile

Research will analyze the impact of anthropogenic noise in three points in Chile

The idea is to quantify the noise caused by human beings in the underwater ecosystem of three key points in the country, and to evaluate how it could affect the physiology of planktonic organisms. In recent years, interest in knowing the impact on the underwater soundscape has increased, specifically since it affects the biological activity …

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Net zero delivery by 2050 could be on the agenda pretty soon

Despite pressure from nongovernmental organizations and governments, shipping could get closer to zero emissions by 2050 instead of the original goal of reducing emissions by 50 percent. In its latest weekly report, Ship Broker Gibson reported that “Last Friday’s long-awaited Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78) meeting at the IMO concluded. The focus was on …

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Earth’s Future: Climatologists in three countries find out why round cities are worse for living than square and triangular ones

Climate scientists from Hong Kong, China and the United States have found out in cities of what shape, square, round or triangular, have more precipitation. Earth’s Future reports on the findings of a team led by Jiachuan Yang of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The scientists used a model of weather research …

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Experts warn that urgent action is needed to protect the world’s coral reefs from extinction within three decades.

An international group of environmental scientists has published a series of important recommendations to protect, conserve and study the world’s coral reefs, the “canaries in the coal mine” of climate change. An international group of environmental scientists has published a series of important recommendations to protect, conserve and study the world’s coral reefs – the …

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Killer Heat: Global Warming Victims Count in the Tens of Thousands

Hundreds of people killed by Canada’s record-breaking heat wave have added to the list of victims of global warming, which claims tens and, by some estimates, hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The heat kills even more people indirectly: drought in poor agrarian countries prevents a good harvest, leading to food shortages, rising prices …

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