Just like us, corals breathe in oxygen and eat organic carbon. And just like us, as a byproduct of converting energy and oxygen in the body, corals produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), a family of chemical compounds that are naturally made by cells during cell division, while fighting off pathogens, and performing other physiological functions.
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A report led by NOAA and the University of Queensland reveals alarming changes in the upper ocean’s conditions, ecosystems and communities. The report, published in the journal Science, found that these changes, which trace back to the early 1980s when mass coral bleaching was first observed, strongly correlate with rising sea surface temperatures and climate cycles such as the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
Danos has established a resilience technology center of excellence in Amelia, Louisiana. In partnership with climate technology company, Natrx, Inc., Danos is producing high-performance, nature-based modules for coastal resilience and restoration projects using a patented, highly specialized 3D printing technology called DryForming™.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), an international marine environmental consulting and survey company, today announced the expansion of its Infrastructure Department with the appointment of Dr. Greg Fulling to the position of Senior Project Scientist.
Researchers at the Heron Island Research Station in Australia are using a Nortek velocimeter to determine how much hydrodynamic energy it takes to move around “coral rubble,” the skeletons of corals broken apart by bleaching or storm events in the ocean.
On the occasion of the “Eliminating Methane Emissions by 2030” roundtable partnered by the COP28 Presidency, TotalEnergies announces the signing of three cooperation agreements with National Oil & Gas Companies (Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan and Sonangol in Angola) to carry out methane detection and measurement campaigns using the AUSEA technology on oil and gas facilities in Brazil, Azerbaijan, and Angola.
Technology group Wärtsilä will supply the Cargo Handling Systems (CHS) for four new medium gas carrier vessels, expected to primarily carry ammonia. The 45,000 m3 capacity ships are under construction at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) yard in Korea for UK and Singapore based Purus.