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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.
New York, 21st August 2019: OceanCare calls on governments to strictly regulate ocean noise within the legally binding Instrument governing the High Seas currently under negotiation. For some, the Law of the Sea may seem dry, technical and even boring. Yet, the...read more
2020 rapidly approaching: pressure rises on governments to protect the High Seas New York, 19th August 2019: From Monday 19th of August, the United Nations headquarters in New York will host the Third (and penultimate) Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC)...read more
I was born in Venice Lido, Italy, and as a child I often played on the beach with my mask and dipnet. At sea I found crabs, seahorses, starfish and other treasures that fascinated me. This passion for the sea settled in my heart. At the age of 22 I began to board oceanographic and other vessels to study Mediterranean cetaceans.read more