Tagged: marine life

A map depicting rising ocean temperatures (NOAA - June 2015) 1

Rapid Climate Change Could Seriously Impact Ocean Biodiversity

Fate of Biological Life Unknown As Oceans Warm According to a recent study published in the journal Nature, rapid changes in the Earth’s climate due to warming of oceans over the next 50 years could have a serious effect on migration and re-distribution of marine animal populations. What does this mean for the ocean’s ecosystems? At first, they estimate that we will experience a population boom in a large variety of these animals. The problem occurs, however, when these animals migrate and invade other delicately balanced ecosystems. Climate Change – Bracing For the Inevitable Though the true effects are unknown at this...

Community marine biota at a public aquarium 0

Study: ‘Aquarium watching’ may be good for your health

Community marine fish and coral reef at a public aquarium Aquarium Watching for Potential Health Benefits According to a collaborative study released by the University of Exeter and Plymouth University‘s Cognitive Institute with cooperation from the National Marine Aquarium, researchers have found that aquarium watching comes with a whole host of health benefits, such as improved heart health through lowering heart rate and blood pressure as well as positive mood regulation in participants observing rich underwater landscapes. While the mechanism of action remains unclear for these benefits, participants showed signs of health improvements as larger numbers of fish were gradually introduced into the controlled aquascape....