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Almost two-thirds of species at deep-sea hydrothermal vents are at risk of extinction

New research from Queen’s University Belfast has led to 184 deep-sea species being added to the global Red List of Threatened Species. With almost two-thirds of the species assessed listed as threatened, it highlights the urgent need to protect them from extinction.   The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Red List of Threatened Species is the […]

Posted inEnviro

New research shows noise pollution is hampering communication of a number of different species

December 2, 2020 – Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that man-made noise changes the signals of animals, hampering their communication with each other. The meta-analysis study found animals exposed to human-made noise had to adjust their acoustic signals when competing for mate attraction, to repel rivals and parent-offspring communication, all of which […]