Download the interesting blue wales report in German from our member Annemarie Buechler, who joined TOPtoTOP in Patagonia: Blauwale in Patagonia (pdf, 230 kb)
… and here the report from our TOPtoTOP members Dawn and Mike Dorsett on White Princess about the jellyfish on the other side of the Pacific:
“Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the wonders of the natural world, and the largest organic structure ever built, is dying!
There were major coral bleaching events in coral reefs all round the world in 1998, and then again in 2002, which of themselves are too close together to allow corals to recover; but now, for two years running, Australia has had a one degree PER YEAR rise in sea surface temperatures. This is too severe for the corals to cope with and Australians are seriously worried at the extent of the bleaching.
In addition, a tropical jellyfish that normally lives in very warm waters has been steadily moving south into areas it has never been seen in before, as a result of the much warmer conditions.”