North Pacific

Plastic patch in Pacific Ocean growing rapidly, study shows

A collection of plastic afloat in the Pacific Ocean is growing rapidly, according to a new scientific estimate.

BBC

22 March 2018

'Great Pacific garbage patch' sprawling with far more debris than thought

The patch of detritus is more than twice the size of France and is up to 16 times larger than previously estimated

22 March 2018

Global analysis of the effect of local climate on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles. Scientific reports

The most recent climate change projections show a global increase in temperatures along with precipitation changes throughout the 21st century. However, regional projections do not always match global projections and species with global distributions may exhibit varying regional susceptibility to climate change. Here we show the effect of local climatic conditions on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) at four nesting sites encompassing the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. We found a heterogeneous effect of climate.

13 September 2018

Global Distribution of Two Fungal Pathogens Threatening Endangered Sea Turtles

Nascent fungal infections are currently considered as one of the main threats for biodiversity and ecosystem health, and have driven several animal species into critical risk of extinction. Sea turtles are one of the most endangered groups of animals and only seven species have survived to date. Here, we described two pathogenic species, i.e., Fusarium falciforme and Fusarium keratoplasticum, that are globally distributed in major turtle nesting areas for six sea turtle species and that are implicated in low hatch success.

13 September 2018

Genetic diversity and phylogeography of hawksbill turtle in the Persian Gulf

Genetic diversity and phylogeography of Hawksbill sea turtle was studied by using sequencing of the mitochondrial DNA (D-loop and tRNA pro region). 45 dead embryos were collected from the Qeshm (25 samples) and Kish Islands (20 samples) in the Persian Gulf. Analysis of sequence diversity showed over 890 bp of the mtDNA D-loop and tRNA pro region revealed 5 polymorphism sites and 7 haplotypes. Two new haplotypes were submitted on NCBI gene bank as Iran3 with GU997696 accession number and Iran7 with JN627023 accession number.

13 September 2018

Uralt-Albatros brütet - mit mindestens 67 Jahren

Wisdom dürfte das wohl älteste, bekannteste Albatrosweibchen der Welt sein. Auch im Alter von 67 Jahren brütet der Vogel noch - damit gehört er zu den Spätgebärenden im Tierreich.

05 January 2018

What dolphin diets reveal about climate change's effects off the California coast

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the Califo

20 Octubre 2017

El tsunami de Japón de 2011 empujó a decenas de especies marinas a través del Pacífico

Casi 300 especies marinas han sido arrastradas hasta las playas de EEUU

El Mundo

03 Octubre 2017

Des espèces marines ont traversé le Pacifique avec le tsunami de 2011

Quelque 280 espèces marines accrochées aux débris flottants ont été propulsées vers les côtes américaines. Propres au Japon, elles risquent de se transformer en espèces invasives.

29 September 2017

Tsunami drives species 'army' across Pacific to US coast

Scientists have detected hundreds of Japanese marine species on US coasts, swept across the Pacific by the deadly 2011 tsunami.

29 September 2017