Marine

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Isadora Sinha on her Project Seagrass Experience

Posted on 12 October 2018 by Sustainable Places

Isadora Sinha To give you a bit of an introduction, I am a Cardiff University Genetics (BSc) student going into my final year of my degree and have joined Project Seagrass for a Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer research placement, at their offices in the Sustainable Places Research Institute. I stumbled upon Project
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Tourism development in three Mexican towns

Posted on 24 August 2018 by Sustainable Places

Annie Tucker, Research Assistant During a five-month placement as a research assistant of PLACE’s Dr. Angelina Sanderson Bellamy, Annie Tucker investigated tourism development in three different Mexican towns with interview and spatial data. The first of two projects briefly examined the settlement history and tourism rise of two Quintana Roo towns (Tulum and Punta Allen), and
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Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry

Posted on 8 June 2018 by Sustainable Places

Leanne Cullen-Unsworth: Research Fellow, Cardiff University Lina Mtwana Nordlund: Researcher in coastal environmental sciences, Stockholm University Richard K.F. Unsworth: Lecturer, Swansea University This blog first appeared on The Conversation. Seafood consumption is both a love and a necessity for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. And its supply is a key part of maintaining food
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Small-scale fisheries are throwing away fish that could feed those in poverty

Posted on 2 March 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University At least 7.3m tons of fish (usually dead or dying) are thought to be discarded each year from marine fisheries around the world. But these estimates come mostly from observations of large-scale industrial fisheries. Limited attention has been paid to small-scale fisheries, which
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Sewage and livestock waste is killing Britain’s seagrass meadows

Posted on 16 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University Britain’s seagrass is a refuge for numerous species of fish, stabilises sandy beaches, and helps to lock away the carbon which humans produce. The meadows that surround the country’s coast have been called the “canaries of the sea”, due to their sensitivity to
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How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Richard K.F. Unsworth, Swansea University; Benjamin Jones, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Lina Mtwana Nordlund, Stockholm University Originally published on The Conversation   Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And just as we began
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