Tag Archive for 'marine life'

Fish responding to climate change

May 8th, 2012 by Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) launched its latest Report Card at the World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh. It focuses on how climate change is affecting the fish and shellfish we find in our seas, providing both opportunities and threats, and what the social and economic consequences could be. Key findings in the 2012 […]

Habitat provided by sea wind farms can enhance some fish populations

April 13th, 2012 by Technical University of Denmark

The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish live quite happily together. Indeed some species of fish have actually increased in number. As work is just beginning on Denmark’s newest and so far largest offshore […]

Ellie Harrison of BBC’s Countryfile goes ormering around Lihou Island

January 27th, 2012 by Richard Lord

BBC One’s Countryfile came to Guernsey in early January 2012 to film island life. Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison searched the intertidal area around Lihou Island off Guernsey’s west coast for the ormer, Haliotis tuberculata, which is a large marine snail that is a culinary delicacy.

Some fishes have to travel farther to adapt to a changing climate

December 2nd, 2011 by Technical University of Denmark

Even though the oceans warm up slower than land, a recent study, The Pace of Shifting Climate in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems, published in the scientific journal, Science, shows that marine life has to move their ranges just as quickly as species on land to cope with the changing temperatures. This is the first time that […]

Global warming could cause Guernsey’s ormer, Haliotis tuberculata, to shrink

September 29th, 2011 by Queen Mary University of London

The way in which global warming causes many of the world’s organisms to shrink has been revealed by new research from Queen Mary, University of London. Almost all cold-blooded organisms are affected by a phenomenon known as the ‘temperature-size rule’, which describes how individuals of the same species reach a smaller adult size when reared […]

Identity sought of producer of cocoons or bladders attached to the lower shore of Cobo Beach

July 3rd, 2011 by Richard Lord

On 2 July 2011 the substrate of the lower shore of Cobo Beach on Guernsey’s west coast had many transparent bladders or cocoons attached to it.

WWF announces $30,000 Grand Prize for 2011 International Smart Gear Design competition to reduce fisheries Bycatch

March 16th, 2011 by WWF

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011 International Smart Gear Competition to find innovative ways to reduce the amount of fisheries bycatch. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fondation Segré, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans are supporting the 2011 competition […]

Book: Marine invertebrates from the Bay of Biscay to the eastern English Channel

February 8th, 2011 by Jocelyne Martin

Les invertébrés marins du golfe de Gascogne a la Manche orientale by Dr. Jocelyne Martin of IFREMER contains descriptions in French of over 500 species of invertebrates, grouped by family. These species mainly belong to decapod crustaceans (prawn, hermit crab, squat lobster and crab), molluscs (gastropods, bivalves and cephalopods) and echinoderms (sea star, sea urchin […]

Current and predicted climate change impacts on Britain’s marine environment

August 1st, 2010 by Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

On 15 July 2010 The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) published its latest annual report on marine climate change impacts in the seas around the British Isles. Almost 100 scientists from 40 leading UK science organisations have contributed to this peer-reviewed report, which covers 30 marine and coastal topics. The report includes a new […]

Eighth Annual L’Eree Beach clean on 13 June 2010 a great success

June 14th, 2010 by David de Lisle

Over sixty people took part in the 8th annual L’Eree beach clean on 13 June 2010. Primary school students from Hougette School took part along with scouts, beavers and cubs from the 9th St. Peters Scout Group. Beach litter was collected in used 25 kg. capacity mixed poultry corn paper bags and no. 4 LDPE […]