Category: Interesting Articles

Into the depths

September 14th, 2022 by

CONSERVATION SCIENTISTS HAVE UNLOCKED THE MYSTERIES OF HOW SHARK AND RAY SPECIES MOVE UP AND DOWN THE OCEAN WATER COLUMN, IN EFFORTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THEM AND SECURE THEIR FUTURE. While we start to understand some of the migration patterns of certain shark species and have begun to pinpoint some of their meeting spots, the […]

Boat Helps Clear the Waters of the Great Lakes

August 23rd, 2022 by

Aquatic trash boat scooping up marine debris all summer long To the best of scientists’ knowledge, there is no version of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the Great Lakes, but that doesn’t mean everyone is waiting until a huge trash vortex accumulates to address marine debris. “People see the big pictures in the ocean, […]

Do single-use plastic bans work?

July 21st, 2022 by

The problems caused by plastic waste are rapidly increasing around the globe, but it still serves a useful purpose in food packaging. Can plastic still be a green option? In many countries, plastic straws are increasingly hard to come by. In the UK, where I live, they were banned completely at the end of 2020 […]

Why seaweed is a real ocean superstar

July 8th, 2022 by

Article by Smiley News Did you know seaweed plays a crucial role in marine ecosystems? It’s one of the world’s great unsung heroes, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. The UK, with over 650 species of seaweed, is home to a diverse range of species. That’s why, from 23-31 July, the Marine Conservation Society and the Natural […]

Dolphins Use Corals as Medicine Cabinets

June 10th, 2022 by

Dolphins think of corals as sort of the medicine cabinet of the ocean.  They rub against them to treat skin conditions. Just like humans turn to ointment to medicate a rash, some dolphins rub themselves against specific corals to soothe skin conditions, a new study finds. Researchers studied Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Northern Red […]

Ocean plastic pollution threatens marine extinction says new study

May 10th, 2022 by

Ocean plastic pollution is set to grow fourfold by 2050, says a new report. And there may be 50 times more microplastics in the sea by 2100. Plastic pollution is pushing some species to the brink of extinction. But technological innovation and combined global action can help avert disaster. The level of microplastics in our […]

More than 100 nations take action to save oceans from human harmed

March 14th, 2022 by

Envoys at Brest summit sign up to measures to tackle fight against illegal fishing and cut pollution France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, talks with the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, at the One Ocean summit in France. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA Representatives from more than 100 countries have committed to measures aimed at preserving the ocean from human […]

The Invisible Wave

March 4th, 2022 by

Marine Chemical Pollution: The Invisible Wave Chemical pollution – of land, air, rivers, watersheds – has been a festering issue for decades, occasionally prompting resolute action. But only recently has the scale of chemical pollution become more apparent. Invisible Wave, part of the Back to Blue initiative between Economist Impact and The Nippon Foundation, brings […]

WWF: Plastic in oceans quadrupled by 2050, major consequences for nature

February 11th, 2022 by

By 2050, plastic waste in the oceans will have quadrupled, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) writes in a new report on Tuesday. Vulnerable nature such as coral reefs and mangrove forests will be particularly affected by this. According to the WWF, plastic production is expected to double by 2040 compared to today. Some of that plastic […]

Florida’s Red Tides Are Getting Worse

January 25th, 2022 by

A task force appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for research and investment in mitigation. Environmentalists say the real fix is cracking down on polluters. By Aman Azhar  January 19, 2022 Thousands of dead fish float in the Boca Ciega Bay located near the mouth of Madeira Beach on July 21, 2021 in Madeira […]