The Weekly Dive Vol. 29


Dive into the latest edition of The Weekly Dive, where we bring you the big ocean news!

Little-known blue whale population in Sri Lanka threatened by ship traffic. A unique sub population of blue whales that stays in the region year-round instead of migrating to Antarctic waters, is being studied for the first time. It is in unique danger because of its proximity to a major shipping lane. (VIDEO) [NY Times]

Scientists and Greenpeace to map Arctic Sea Ice in 3D. The group announced its plan yesterday to map pressure ridges and deformations formed by thawing and refreezing of the ice, which they say hold up to half the ice in the Arctic, and are melting faster than the rest of the ice. [Phys.org]

Critically Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles Directly Threatened by Climate Change. A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change from Princeton, Drexel and other universities, said heat-related deaths of the turtle hatchlings before they leave the nest is the leading projected cause of climate-related death. [phys.org]

 

Potential Ocean on Moon of Saturn May Provide Glimpse into Earth’s Past. NASA scientists found conditions on Saturn’s moon Titan, that indicate an ocean may lie below the icy surface, and may be similar to Earth as it was before life emerged on it. [Christian Science Monitor]

Malaysian Hotel Chain Commits to Fight on Shark Finning. Berjaya Resorts, with 14 locations throughout southeast Asia and London, announced it will no longer serve shark fin soup. [Bikyamasr.com]

 

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