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Op-Ed: Huge numbers of new marine DNA viruses discovered

Columbus - Um…yeah, sure. When it’s a major study, always fudge the numbers if you can. Just add 2 million new viruses according to the International Business Times. Or maybe there’s about 200,000, according to Nature.com

Op-Ed: Consumers waste nearly half of America’s seafood every year

Sydney - A new Johns Hopkins Center for Life study shows that 2.3 billion pounds of the estimated 4.7 billion pounds of the annual stock of U.S. seafood are wasted. The effects of overfishing and bycatch damage to the environment show a disaster in progress.

Climate change to cause major loss of marine life by 2100

Southampton - Using advanced climate modelling, new research predicts climate change will have a profound impact on deep-sea marine life. Even the most remote ecosystems in the ocean deeps are likely to be affected by climate change, says a new study.

Op-Ed: The jellyfish invasion spreads deadly Irukandji around the world

Sydney - The Australian Irukandji jellyfish is the most venomous creature on Earth. Its appearance in places as far apart as Cape Town and Florida isn’t good news . Unlike other jellyfish, this species is a real environmental hazard.

Op-Ed: Viruses vs. Sea carbon cycle microbes add depth to climate issues

Sydney - Under the seas the carbon cycle is under attack from marine viruses. There’s one particular marine microorganism which handles CO2 distribution in the sea, and it’s involved in a gigantic war with the viruses.
 

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