Corals and algae: war for life and death

Coral reefs are suffering from toxic algae chemical weapons last, appeared to protect against eating fish was absolutely deadly to corals. "Attack of the killer seaweed" — that could be called a third-kinouzhas some, but for the coral islands of Fiji are not staged, but, unfortunately, the harsh reality. Large algae killing corals in one touch, and the only way out for them may be the fish that eat these poisonous killers.

Over the past decade in many tropical coral reefs occurred peculiar change of power: it ceased to dominate the corals and algae prevail. Researchers at the Georgia

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In Canada, the dry lake

According painstaking satellite imagery, in 2000-2009, Canada lost 6.7 thousand km? (1.2%), water surface area (of the country's 1.3 million lakes). It's weird. It was predicted that the lake will grow, not shrink. Reduction of Arctic lakes were observed before, but only in the most southern part of the Arctic, where warming is melting the permafrost and allow water to go into the soil. A new study by Mark Carroll of the University of Maryland (USA), says the opposite: the northern lakes are likely to be dry, and the south — no. This is surprising, if only because that

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Green algae killing corals

Coral reefs are suffering from toxic algae chemical weapons last, appeared to protect against eating fish was absolutely deadly to corals.

"Attack of the killer seaweed" — that could be called a third-kinouzhas some, but for the coral islands of Fiji are not staged, but, unfortunately, the harsh reality. Large algae killing corals in one touch, and the only way out for them may be the fish that eat these poisonous killers.

Over the past decade in many tropical coral reefs occurred peculiar change of power: it ceased to dominate the corals and algae prevail. Researchers at the Georgia Institute

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Polar bear from Coca-Cola will protect Arctic

Representatives of the company Coca-Cola has recently confirmed reports that, together with the World Wildlife Fund, they will actively participate in the management of high-end marketing campaign whose goal is to save the Arctic. As part of this campaign, Coca-Cola will release more than 300 million packages of its products, which will be drawn white bear and her two cubs making their way across the icy expanses of the Arctic.

Coca-Cola is ready to spend a total of $ 4 million for an environmentally-oriented advertising and marketing program designed for European customers for a period of three years. With

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The death of the nature of the Sochi

In an era of pre epilepsy only talk that castling on the Putin-Medvedev-Putin, but the resignation procedure podnadoevshego pessimist Kudrin. It is understandable, no one "did not expect the end of this here," even though everything about everything imagined. But, believe me, there are better things to do politdelezha and verbal skirmishes. They all forgot about Sochi. Rather, that carries a "construction of the century" in environmental terms.

Forecasts are not comforting. Less than a thousand days remain before the Olympic Games. Construction of sports buildings, hotels, stadiums rushes at full speed, passing time. All anything, but in a cloud

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British rivers and canals attacked American crayfish

Rivers and canals UK suffer from the invasion of the American crayfish. According to Kedem citing publication The Telegraph, it is unclear how they were put there. It is noted that the large American crayfish violate balanced ecosystem of British rivers. This can lead to the fact that smaller local crabs may disappear entirely.

Currently, the British agency for environmental protection has asked fishermen and anyone who can catch the American crayfish in large quantities. According to experts, it will not only save the ecosystem of the rivers, but will provide a delicious gourmet delicacy.

Add that license to catch

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Chernoroty bull violates the aquatic ecosystem in Finland

Chernoroty bull or round goby was recently listed in the waters of Finland incoming vessels. The explosive proliferation but it threatens the destruction of today's traditional Finnish fish species. This unusual-looking fish just start flooding the waters of Finland.

"In particular, in order to determine the extent of the level of reproduction of these fish have been organized competitions in catching the bait last weekend in Helsinki", — says Jukka Halonen (Jukka Halonen), organizer of the event.

The competition was attended by 50 people who have caught a lot of fish, including 393 chernorotyh bulls that ranked first in number.

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Kola Centre RAS offers to deliver ore conveyor Khibiny

Experts of the Kola Science Centre proposed an alternative road construction delivery option ore from Partomchorr Khibiny Murmansk region GOK "Deer Brook" — through the pipeline, the government reported in the region.

Apatite-nepheline deposit Partomchorr is one of the most visited valleys Khibiny Mountains — Kuniyok. Meanwhile, according to the concept of protected areas of Russia, in the area in 2015 will be the national park "Khibiny".

Field itself is not included in the boundaries of the National Park, but the road that will lead to it, the North-Western Phosphorous Company (NWPC) planned in the immediate vicinity of the protected

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Antarctica is waiting for the invasion of hermit crabs

The seabed surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula, is threatened by the insatiable hermit crab. The attacker — a bright red deep predator — marching in step with the global warming.

Systematics highlighted this crustacean just five years ago, setting as Neolithodes yaldwyni and placing among the 120 other species of Lithodidae. Scientists call it the ecosystem engineer as crab burrows into the seabed, feeding on worms and other small animals. This activity (under certain population size) has enormous implications for the entire marine food chain.

Laura Grange of the University of Hawaii (USA) and her colleagues studied the Palmer Basin —

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Crabs sailed to conquer Antarctica

Underwater ROV Genesis Belgian Ghent University (University of Ghent) found on the shelf off the coast of Antarctica before met there king crab (Neolithodes yaldwyni). Scientists believe that develop new habitat giant crab helped global climate change, the BBC reported, with reference to the British scientific journal Proceedings B («Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biology").

The amazing discovery was made at the base of the Antarctic Peninsula, in the coastal area known as depth Palmer (Palmer Deep). Earlier, King Crab and representatives their relatives were on the island near the tip of the peninsula, but so far to the

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