FIRST WORLD OCEANS REPORT REVISITED Theme A: Climate change and its impact on the oceans (Third in a series)

FIRST WORLD OCEANS REPORT REVISITED Theme A: Climate change and its impact on the oceans (Third in a series)

22 scientists from around the world—including Silliman University’s Hilconida Calumpong, Ph.D.—submitted to the UN General Assembly in late 2015 their report as the Ad Hoc Working Group  on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects. We wish share some details of  the Report. Read … Continue reading FIRST WORLD OCEANS REPORT REVISITED Theme A: Climate change and its impact on the oceans (Third in a series)

FIRST WORLD OCEANS REPORT REVISITED; Theme 1: Climate change and its impact on the oceans (Second in a Series)

FIRST WORLD OCEANS REPORT REVISITED; Theme 1: Climate change and its impact on the oceans (Second in a Series)

As a result of changes in the heating of different parts of the ocean, patterns of variation in heat distribution across the ocean are also changing. Those changes in patterns result in significant changes in weather patterns on land Water masses are also moving differently in areas over continental shelves, with consequent effects on the distribution of species.

Marine mammals disturbed by warming waters

Marine mammals disturbed by warming waters

From the polar bears of the Arctic to the Irrawaddy dolphins of the Tropics, climate change is bearing down on marine mammals, leading to loss of habitat, changes in distribution and migration patterns and threats to the availability of prey. The warming of the oceans could also mean diminished reproductive success and increased susceptibility to diseases, according to a Silliman Journal article by Dr. Ma. Louella L. Dolar, a foremost authority on Philippine marine mammals, and Edna S. Sabater, a doctoral candidate at Silliman University.