Researchers from Canada and Denmark have found that a prolonged heat wave in the waters of the Pacific Ocean nicknamed the Blob have disrupted the balance in the microscopic marine life that lives in the region, threatening the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The researchers also warn that
A recent encounter between a human diver and a humpback whale has illustrated how concern for the safety of others can reach across species. Marine biologist Nan Hauser was on an expedition to the South Pacific’s Cook Islands to study whales for a film that she is making. But while diving with a humpback whale, her 25-tonne subject appeared to be attacking her, at least at first. But what she learned after extricating herself from the leviathan’s advances made her see the whole situation in a completely different light.