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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.
On Friday, 14th June 2019, delegates to the 20th meeting of the United Nations Open-Ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP20) completed their work.read more
World Oceans Day 2019: United Nations celebrate the oceans through the gender lens, paying tribute to outstanding people who work to protect the sea. Women like Sigrid Lüber from Switzerland who founded OceanCare 30 years ago.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