Author Archives Sean Walsh

  • Travelling to a warm country and plan on hitting the beach? “Beware of the sharks!!” While the expression has almost become a cliché at this stage, shark attacks do occur and the fact that the global ocean is heating up potentially facilitates the occurrence of attacks (I would refer to them as interactions but we […]

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  • Researchers say ocean acidification may have dramatic effects on phytoplankton. Phytoplankton, tiny plants which live in the ocean, form the foundation of the marine food web and play an important role in the regulation of Earth’s climate. These wonderful organisms create their own food using sunlight, nutrients and carbon dioxide drawn down from the atmosphere, […]

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  • The Earth’s oceans, soils, and freshwater bodies are acidifying. Acid rain was in the media a lot in the 80′s and 90′s but has been forgotten as of late. This ignored menace is having many negative effects on the environment. Fossil fuel combustion, transportation emissions, deforestation, and the mining of coal and metal ores are […]

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