Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Introductory Materials

CBD Fact Sheet on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

 

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs)

Brochure on EBSAs by SCBD (2012)

 

Ocean Acidification

20 Facts about Ocean Acidification (November 2013)

Ocean Acidification Fact Sheet by Ocena Ark Alliance

State of the Science Fact Sheet – Ocean Acidification by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Coral Bleaching

What is Coral Bleaching? by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Coral Bleaching Fact Sheet (2005)

 

Marine Debris

Ocean Plastic and Sea Turtles

Background paper on Marine Plastic Litter by Friends of the Earth Germany

What are long-term threads of plastic in our Oceans? – BBC, January 2013

The Problem of Marine Plastic Polution – by Clean Water Action

 

Underwater Noise

How critical is the impact of underwater noise on Marine Mammals? Presentation by Patrick Miller Scottish Oceans Institute/St. Andrews University

Determination of noise exposure criteria – the German Approach  by German Federal Environment Agency

How relevant are the effect of wind from noise on fish? by  Department of Underwater Research Sweden

Experiences with the application of underwater Sound criteria by US Department of Commerce

Development of Sound Mitigation Measures in Offshore Windfarm Construction by German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

 

Youth Statements/Materials

Go4Biodiv Declaration on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity (2012)

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