Another reason to protect our oceans: they may help us medically! Science Daily writes: sea coral could soon be used more extensively in bone grafting procedures thanks to new research that has refined the material's properties and made it more compatible with natural bone. Read the full article here.
Here's a good news story on climate change from ABC online: The unspoilt tropical waters of Australia's Kimberley coast are home to corals thriving in environmental extremes of temperature and salinity not seen anywhere else in the world. Read the full story here.
It's not all doom and gloom in the oceans! New research shows seagrass, mangroves and salt-marsh ecosystems can adapt to and help mitigate climate change impacts. Defences include being major CO2 sinks, dissipating waves and reducing coastal erosion, according to the University of WA. Read more.
"A species of cold water plankton is struggling to adapt to changes in sea temperature as the oceans warm," writes the Standard newspaper. "As a vital food source for many common types of fish, the extinction would put pressure on the fisheries relying on abundant catches and potentially force consumers to eat different species of fish". Read the full story here.
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