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It's getting Warmer...

It's getting Warmer...

...but the coral are alright!

Worldwide, coral reefs have been badly damaged by rising sea surface temperatures. Bleaching - a process that can cause widespread coral death due to loss of the symbiotic algae that corals depend on for food - has been linked to warming waters. Some corals, however, have higher tolerance for elevated temperatures, though until now no one understood why some adapted differently than others.

Follow this link to find out more from the Australian Institute of Marine Science 

Public Values of the Marine Environment

Public Values of the Marine Environment

'Public Perceptions of Europe’s Seas – A Policy Brief' is a European survey on what the public values in terms of the marine environment and governance. One of the authors, Dr Tavis Potts, Scottish Association of Marine Science says: ‘The report presents the results and key highlights of a survey of 7000 people across 7 countries including the UK.... Read More»

Coastal Change Films

Coastal Change Films

A number of films were produced on behalf of the MPP by CoastNet as part of the Coastal Change Pathfinder Project. Three films were about coastal governance on the Manhood Peninsula, and four short films explored the coast from a young person’s perspective. The films about coastal governance were developed as a complementary suite of three. They looked at why the... Read More»

Marine species move north

Marine species move north

According to new research rising ocean temperatures are rearranging the biological makeup of our oceans. Species are being pushed further north towards the poles by 4.4 miles every year as they seek out the climates in which they are best suited to survive. There will be undoubted implications for fishing in UK waters, including those off the West Sussex... Read More»