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FIRST RAIN RECORDED IN YEARS IN GREENLAND’S ICE SHEET

At Greenland Summit Camp, a research outpost in the island’s (usually) frozen ice shelf, it rained for the first time in recorded history. If you’re wondering why it matters that it rained in a remote Arctic landscape, consider the following: Greenland’s melting ice, according to Earther, could raise sea levels

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SEXUAL PARASITISM: THE VIOLENCE AND THE SEX

Generally, a lot of creatures have been a victim of rejection from their female counterparts for one reason or another, some fishes are also not exempted from this shackle of rejection from their females e.g. the Angler fish. But they have managed to scale past this, through a technique called

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TIMEOUT AT GOD’S SEED COLLEGE

On the 8th of June 2021, Aquaworld Timeout Team at Ogun state visited God’s seed college, which is located at 8, Alfa white, Agoro Ijoko, Ogun State. The school outreach stared around 12pm. The outreach with the students was centered on World Ocean Day theme for the year( Ocean lives

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ROYAL AFRICAN VOLUNTEERING WEEK

On Thursday 26th of August, 2021, Aquaworld Timeout team at Akure commemorated the Royal Volunteering week in grand style by organizing a plastic mop-up program at FUTA community (Southgate axis to be précised). Residents of the mentioned community often discard PET/plastic bottles after singles use which promotes littering of landfills

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SEAWEED HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO MINIMIZE NITROGEN RUNOFF FROM RIVER

Nitrogen is a fertilizer substance that is used to boost the growth of natural food in an aquatic body. An overabundance of this nutrient in water, on the other hand, can stimulate the growth of plants and algae. This can result in algae blooms and eutrophication in a body of water. Scientists and experts from Tell Aviv University and Berkeley University have created a model for cultivating stalk kelp near Israel’s Alexander River estuary. In circumstances of excess nitrogen, the model hopes that planting seaweed near the river will help conform the nitrogen concentration to environmental norms and thereby neutralize environmental contamination. For more details, visit the source. https://thefishsite.com/articles/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-nitrogen-run-off-from-rivers Source: The fish site Image credit: NOAA/Heather Retrieve: 13/08/2021

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FLOODING IN EUROPE

Four days before deadly floods swept through western Germany and parts of Belgium last week, Hannah Cloke saw a forecast of extreme rain on a Europe-wide flood alert system to which she belongs. Researchers “were stupidly congratulating ourselves that we were forecasting something so early. … The assumption was that

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TIMEOUT AT BOLA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

On the 25th of May 2021, our Timeout Team in Akure, Ondo state visited Bola International schools at Stateline Junction, FUTA community during out continuous school outreach project. The School Outreach at Bola International was organized for a two days event. The first day was a dialogue/eco-talk session with the

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BOILING!!: HEAT WAVE KILLED MARINE ANIMALS IN MASSE

It was an obscene scene along the Pacific coast as many Marine Animals were seen, washed up to the shore either dead or taking their last breath. Most especially the Blue Mussels alongside others like the Star Fish, Clams and Salmons were particularly hit hard by recent Heat Wave that

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SEAGRASS AQUACULTURE: A MODEL FOR MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE

Seagrasses are marine plants known to inhabit both salt and brackish waters. They are seen all the coast, occupying the clear and shallow waters although some species also occupy the intertidal zone. This habitat positions them for ample penetration of light required for the process of photosynthesis. Often mistaken for

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