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Modelling the likely impacts of climate-driven changes in cod-capelin overlap in the Barents SeaOxford Journals | 11 Dec 2013
Recent observations have indicated that the cod distribution within the Barents Sea is expanding towards the northeast. The area into which the cod are expanding has historically been an area with large stocks of polar cod and capelin. In this paper, we use two different models (Gadget and STOCOBAR) to examine the effects of the changing overlap on cod and capelin.
Storing carbon in the ArcticEurekAlert | 04 Dec 2013
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) As Arctic sea ice shrinks, the ocean stores more carbon, study finds.
Arctic study shows key marine food web species at risk from increasing CO2EurekAlert | 02 Dec 2013
(University of Exeter) A research expedition to the Arctic, as part of the Catlin Arctic Survey, has revealed that tiny crustaceans, known as copepods, that live just beneath the ocean surface are likely to battle for survival if ocean acidity continues to rise. The study found that copepods that move large distances, migrating vertically across a wide range of pH conditions, have a better chance of surviving.
MSC for Barents Sea fisheryWorld Fishing | 02 Dec 2013
Spanish association of cod fishing ship owners, Agarba, has been awarded a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its Barents Sea cod fishing operations.
Underwater 'tree rings'EurekAlert | 18 Nov 2013
(University of Toronto) Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor algae, says a new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Polar bear researchers to try crowdsourcingNew Zealand Herald | 07 Nov 2013
Researchers studying the effects of climate change on polar bears are experimenting with the idea of crowdsourcing data as improving technology allows anybody with an internet connection to monitor the animals' annual migration in Canada.
Celebrity chefs at war over call for Canadian seafood boycottfishupdate.com | 04 Nov 2013
CANADIAN seafood is facing the threat of a ban by a number of high profile chefs in North America over Canada's stance on seal hunting. Canada has been under the cosh for some time over the way it culls seals which many consider to be cruel. However, the whole saga has led to a war of words between various big names in the business.
Cold war KiwisNew Zealand Herald | 26 Oct 2013
Two Kiwis protesting against deep-sea oil drilling are caught in the middle of a high-stakes power play.
CU-Boulder study shows unprecedented warmth in ArcticEurekAlert | 25 Oct 2013
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Average summer temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic during the last 100 years are higher now than during any century in the past 44,000 years and perhaps as long ago as 120,000 years, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
Life Linked to Ice: sea Ice associated biodiversitycaff.is | 24 Oct 2013
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, has released the Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in this time of rapid change report, detailing changes in marine species and human communities as Arctic sea ice disappears.
Greenpeace piracy charges 'dropped'BBC | 23 Oct 2013
Greenpeace activists held in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling face lesser charges of hooliganism rather than piracy, officials say.
Norway protects ocean from drillingWorld Fishing | 08 Oct 2013
The new government of Norway has committed to protecting valuable areas of the ocean from being impacted by petroleum activities.
Stars join fight to free Kiwi activistsNew Zealand Herald | 06 Oct 2013
Actor Jude Law and musician Damon Albarn have added their voices to mounting calls for the release of 30 Greenpeace activists, including two New Zealanders, being detained in Russia.
Russia probes Greenpeace 'piracy'BBC | 24 Sep 2013
Russian prosecutors accuse 30 Greenpeace activists of piracy and will prosecute all of them for trying to board an Arctic oil platform.