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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 Wednesday, 12th December, OceanCare organised a side event at the Fish Forum 2018 of the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) on ocean noise impacts on fisheries in the context of SDG 14. The participants heard presentations by Bjørnar...read more
On Monday, 10th December, OceanCare and UNEP/MAP held a joint workshop at the Fish Forum 2018 of the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) on the prevention and reduction of marine litter in the Mediterranean Sea. The panelists speaking were...read more
A team of Japanese researchers involving the Ogasawara Whale Watching Association and the Hokkaido University just released findings of a study which looked into the reactions of singing male humpback whales to a passenger-cargo vessel passing by in a remote region...read more