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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.

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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.

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Mediterranean deep-sea region threatened by oil exploration

Wädenswil, 13 May 2019. In a joint statement to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, dozens of scientists, environmental and species conservation organisations express their concern about planned oil developments off Greece. The reason: the allocation of drilling...

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Aquatic Wildmeat: A local issue with global responsibility

Aquatic wildmeat is defined as the products derived from aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles used for subsistence food and traditional uses, including meat, shells, bones and organs and as bait for fisheries. Endangered, threatened and protected species are affected...

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