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Vaquita – losing the struggle for survival

It’s 30 years now that the Vaquita, a small porpoise species restricted to the northern Gulf of California, Mexico, was classified as “endangered” on the Red List. Today, no more than 9 (nine) vaquitas are left – living relics with a gene pool already too small to...

Shipping needs to slow down to reach climate targets faster

While OceanCare welcomes the “Declaration on Zero Emission Shipping by 2050” signed on the 1st of November 2021 by 14 countries at the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26) in Glasgow and the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization which was launched a month...

New Study on Mediterranean Plastic Pollution

A new scientific model looking at plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea provides a shocking new estimate of the amount of plastic waste accumulated there. The researchers from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece tracked the ways in which plastics...