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Engineering for the greater ecological good

As coastal cities become increasingly urbanized, the surrounding waters are littered with a plethora of artificial structures. An “artificial structure” can be anything from seawalls and breakwaters to an abandoned garden statue, like … Continue readingEngineering for the greater ecological good

Hydroid assemblages in Spain’s harbors versus natural rocky habitats

Here’s a cool recent paper from Cesar Megina and colleagues: Harbours as marine habitats: hydroid assemblages on sea-walls compared with natural habitats. Megina et al. compared communities of hydroids in harbors and … Continue readingHydroid assemblages in Spain’s harbors versus natural rocky habitats

Climate change and the proliferation of shoreline armoring

Louise Firth and colleagues recently published this article in Environmental Science Processes & Impacts: Climate change and adaptational impacts in coastal systems: the case of sea defences. It provides a … Continue readingClimate change and the proliferation of shoreline armoring

Could jellyfish blooms be attributed to “ocean sprawl”?

You may have heard that jellyfish are taking over the world’s oceans, proliferating at a rate that is unfounded by historical standards.  Is it possible that this has been facilitated … Continue readingCould jellyfish blooms be attributed to “ocean sprawl”?