Oceans

Marine Life Defenders: UN Talks ‘Last Chance’ for Global Ocean Treaty

Marine Life Defenders: UN Talks ‘Last Chance’ for Global Ocean Treaty

By Jessica Corbett As the fifth and final round of talks for an international treaty to protect the high seas began at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday, conservationists across the globe warned world leaders that this may be the “last chance” for a necessarily ambitious agreement. The ocean has absorbed over 90% of heat from […]

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    Record Amounts of Stinky, Fish-Killing Seaweed Swamping Caribbean Coasts

    Record Amounts of Stinky, Fish-Killing Seaweed Swamping Caribbean Coasts

    Across Caribbean coasts, sargassum is covering the beaches. This smelly seaweed doesn’t just stink — it also kills fish and other marine life and impacts local economies by making activities like kayaking and snorkeling nearly impossible. In June, the amount of sargassum broke the all-time record for the amount of this brown seaweed in the […]