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Ocean Pollution

Ocean Pollution

14m tonnes of microplastics on sea floor: Australian study

The world's sea floor is littered with an estimated 14 million tonnes of microplastics, broken down from the masses of rubbish entering the oceans every year, according to Australia's national ...

Map showing ocean trenches up to 10 km deep where scientists found tiny shrimps which had ingested microplastics.

17 dead dolphins wash up on Mauritius beach near oil spill site

Seventeen dead dolphins washed up on Mauritius's shore on Wednesday, a government official told Reuters, a month after an oil spill from a Japanese ship that ran aground caused a major ecological ...

17 dead dolphins wash up on Mauritius beach near oil spill site

New global campaign for ocean protection

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Ocean Agency, in collaboration with creativity partner Adobe, on Friday launched the Ocean League, a new campaign that showcases the power of creativity in ...

In this image, taken by NASA`s Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.

Scientists fear lasting impact from Mauritius oil spill

The full impact of the toxic spill is still unfolding, scientists say. As the Indian Ocean island's residents scramble to mop up the oil slicks and clumps, they are seeing dead eels and fish floating ...

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, ran aground on a reef, at the Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius on 13 August 2020

Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated ...

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, that ran aground on a reef, at the Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, 11 August, 2020.

Plastic pollution flowing into oceans to triple in 20 yrs

Single-use plastic consumption has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Solid Waste Association, an NGO

A Palestinian worker sorts plastic items collected to be recycled in a factory in the northern Gaza Strip on 13 July 2020

Paradise regained then lost: Med mammals mourn lockdown end

When Europeans retreated into their homes to observe strict stay-at-home rules to contain the coronavirus, dolphins and whales on the Mediterranean coast basked and thrived in a hitherto unknown calm

Sunbeds are aligned respecting social distancing on the Yemis Kumu beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, near the Mediterranean city of Mersin, Turkey on 22 June.

Dying turtles washed ashore with garbage at Cox's Bazar beach

Discarded plastic items and electronics are floating ashore along with torn fishing nets. Some mother turtles were also floating ashore with the garbage at Kolatali point.

Garbage washed ashore as Cox’s Bazar beach. The photo was taken on Sunday at Kolatoli point.

Pandemic offers scientists unprecedented chance to ‘hear’ oceans

Eleven years ago, environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel dreamed aloud in a commencement speech: What if scientists could record the sounds of the ocean in the days before propeller-driven ships and ...

Pandemic offers scientists unprecedented chance to ‘hear’ oceans
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