Project Manaia

Month: August 2023

Ocean Warming

Image by Sebastian Arie Voortman via Pexels When heat is trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere by certain gases, it is termed the “greenhouse effect”. In excess quantities these “greenhouse gases”, such as carbon dioxide and methane, become a main source of higher ocean temperatures and climate change.  As the ocean absorbs an abnormally high amount …

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Marine Protected Areas of the Mediterranean

Recognized as efficient tools for protecting ecosystems, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are marine and coastal sites constructed and managed with the aim of preserving biodiversity. MPAs can occupy many landscapes like  the open ocean, freshwater habitats, lakes and estuaries. Each MPA comes with its own restrictions. Some ban fishing activity so that ecosystems and fish …

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