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The impacts of underwater noise on marine wildlife
Levels of anthropogenic (human-generated) noise have doubled every decade for the past 60 years in some regions. This destructive underwater noise is mostly caused by the military, the oil and gas industry and shipping traffic. Bjørnar Nicolaisen, coastal fisherman in Norway, on the impacts of underwater noise on marine wildlife.
Beaches as waste dumps: “A Beachcomber’s Guide to Marine Debris”
Marine and beach littering constitutes a worrying environmental footprint of humankind. And while plastic pollution and wasteful use of disposable plastics and throw-away products is increasingly being discussed in the public, the real problem is much more complex. Austrian marine biologist Dr. Michael Stachowitsch is taking on this pressing environmental problem in his new book “The Beachcomber’s Guide to Marine Debris” – with a good sense of humour.
Wädenswil/Vienna/Kangaroo Island, 29th January 2019 Dear family and friends of Bradnee Chambers,Dear CMS-Team, The news about the passing of Bradnee Chambers on January 23rd 2019 was a shock that has hits us without comparison. It is hard news to accept, and leaves us...read more
Brussels, 24th January 2019 - Member States of the European Union are set to fail to protect marine wildlife from the impacts of intense underwater noise levels by 2020, despite a requirement to do so under EU marine law. This is the conclusion of a report reviewing...read more
Canada: Low plankton levels boost call for lowering noise levels Plankton – small animals, algae, and microorganisms floating in the ocean – are the basis of the marine food web and thus of marine wildlife from corals to large whales. Hence, we should be more than...read more