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Honolulu Declaration Offers Ways to Curb Ocean Acidification

Honolulu Declaration Offers Ways to Curb Ocean Acidification

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, August 27, 2008 (ENS) – As the oceans absorb increasing amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acid, weakening the world’s coral reefs. Today, top marine scientists and The Nature Conservancy offered a plan to combat ocean acidification that includes limits on fossil fuel emissions, reduction of stress on…

Scientists in Brazil Find New Reefs Rich with Marine Life

Scientists in Brazil Find New Reefs Rich with Marine Life

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – Off the Brazilian coast, where the narrow continental shelf widens far out into the Atlantic Ocean, marine scientists have discovered reefs that they believe double the size of Brazil’s largest and richest reef system, the Abrolhos Bank. The newly discovered area is far more abundant in marine…