Satellite data show the tropical Atlantic ocean is almost 3 degrees Celsius hotter than normal. See the full article via the link below: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article276566946.html
When a hurricane hits land, the destruction can be visible for years or even decades. Less obvious, but also powerful, is the effect hurricanes have on the oceans. See the full article via the link below: https://theconversation.com/hurricanes-push-heat-deeper-into-the-ocean-than-scientists-realized-boosting-long-term-ocean-warming-new-research-shows-206920
Study explains why Orcas are attacking boats in the Strait of Gibraltar
The ocean is rapidly heating up, hitting record-breaking levels. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that ocean surface temperatures spiked in April and May to the highest levels recorded since the 1950s. See the video below.
Last year, sea urchins in the Caribbean started getting sick — shedding their spines, dying off and throwing reef ecosystems into chaos. Now, scientists think they’ve caught the killer in this marine murder mystery. A tiny single-celled parasite is to blame for the massive die-off, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. Full article…
Almost two-thirds of the world’s ocean lies outside national boundaries. These are the “high seas”, where fragmented and loosely enforced rules have meant a vast portion of the planet, hundreds of miles from land, is often essentially lawless. The pressure is building around critical negotiations that could, if successful, shield swathes of the world’s ocean.…
The CZMU is celebrating 40 years in existence as an entity of the Government of Barbados in 2023. To mark the occasion the Unit will be undertaking several activities throughout the year both for internal staff and external participants. Please see the calendar of events below: CZMU 40th Anniversary Calendar of Events
Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall announced today that it has successfully conducted large-scale seabed surveys with uncrewed robotic boats at several of its offshore wind farms in Denmark, Sweden, and the UK. See the full article here.
The Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit recently sat down with a journalist from the Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network to discuss how climate change will likely impact the environments and population of Barbados. Please click here to view the article. The interview videos can also be viewed using the following links: Interview Part 1…
Please click the link below to learn more about how long spined sea urchins are being threatened by disease in the Caribbean. https://wadadliunplugged.com/why-researchers-and-scientists-are-scrambling-to-save-sea-urchins-in-the-caribbean/