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Tagged by: biodiversity

Satellite Data Revealing Why Dam Tailing Failures Occur

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Image above: SkySat image of tailings dam failure in Jagersfontein, South Africa, captured September 12, 2022, the day after the failure. Global conversations around the safety of tailings dams –  infrastructure where mining waste is meant to be contained – have been ongoing for the last few years. In 2019, the failing […]

PlanetScope Helps Monitor Bull Kelp Communities on California Coastline

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Above image: Bull kelp habitat off the coast of California taken April 10, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Ecosystems are full of complex and interacting elements, both biotic and abiotic. But when several of these elements begin to change at the same time, scientists have witnessed a dramatic […]

Regional High-Resolution Benthic Habitat Data from Planet Dove Imagery for Conservation Decision-Making and Marine Planning

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Coral reefs and their surrounding ecosystems, like seagrasses, are faced with a myriad of challenges due to both local and global stressors. To support the resilience of these vital marine ecosystems, countries have established marine protected area programs, safeguarding the species and habitats within designated regions of their coastlines. However, many nations […]

Monitoring Walruses from Space

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Above Image: Point Lay, Alaska research site @ 2021, Planet Labs, Inc. Please note that walruses may not be present in this image, but can be seen in the referenced research paper. Walruses are coming ashore along the coasts of Alaska more frequently and in increasing numbers due to the decline in […]