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Marine life hit by ‘perfect storm’ as Red List reveals species near extinction

Illegal and unsustainable fishing, fossil fuel exploration, climate crisis and disease are pushing marine species to the brink of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, with populations of dugong, abalone and pillar coral at risk of disappearing forever. Marine life is facing a ‘perfect storm’ of human overconsumption, …

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Ocean mapping by Saildrones could lead to better forecasts of storm surges

Ocean mapping by Saildrones could lead to better forecasts of storm surges

Saildrones are autonomous vehicles working in the ocean off the coast of Florida. They help us understand climate change, hurricanes and forecasts. Much of the destruction caused by hurricanes comes from storm surge, but it’s hard to predict. come up with better information about the ocean floor. Hurricane winds aren’t the only thing that influences …

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