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OceanCare is committed to marine wildlife protection. Since 2011 with Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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No sharks for Sinsheim

There are plans to construct a shark adventure aquarium in Sinsheim, a town in south-western Germany. Sign our petition to the mayor and the city council of Sinsheim and help us protect sharks from being subjected to a sad existence in an aquarium.

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Appeal to protect Antarctica

The seas around Antarctica are the most untouched ocean environment left on Earth. They are home to almost ten thousand different animal species. But humankind is encroaching even upon these remote areas, posing a number of threats.

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Plastic debris in the oceans

Plastic waste poisons marine animals, blocks their intestines or strangles them to death. The edutainment video “Plastic debris in the oceans” puts the cause and consequence of the plastic and microplastic issue in a nutshell. Did you know that 80% of marine plastic debris is land-based and finds its way via wind and rivers to the oceans? We urgently need to rethink our daily handling of plastics: reduce, remove, recycle!


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Shipping Noise: new data, clear recommendations

Underwater noise pollution from ships is a chronic, global stressor impacting a wide range of marine species. Ambient ocean noise levels nearly doubled each decade from 1963-2007 in low-frequency bands attributed to shipping, inspiring a pledge from the International...

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Keeping whale meat off the holiday menu

Experiencing local or traditional food items may be a holiday highlight for many people, however OceanCare are urging tourists to refrain from purchasing whale meat when traveling abroad. Despite an international ban, Iceland, Norway and Japan continue to kill whales...

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Advice to students and applicants

From time to time we receive emails from students and other candidates who apply for internships, or as field assistants. At OceanCare we have very few positions available and unfortunately we are forced to say no most of the time. However, should any position become...

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