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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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The impact 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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World Cleanup Day 2019 in Zurich

 

On World Cleanup Day, 21.09.19, together with partners and 170 volunteers, we collected over a ton of waste on land and in the water. The finds: Five e-scooters, a shopping cart, a chair, an exhaust, bicycles, hundreds of cans, plastic cups, glass bottles, plastic bags and 16’000 cigarette butts.

The Hellenic Trench is important for marine mammals.

Canyons are striking landscape features, providing habitat for a great diversity of wildlife. The same is true for marine canyons. One very remarkable underwater canyon is the Hellenic Trench in the eastern Mediterranean, which stretches across more than 50,000 km²...

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Less ocean noise as a contribution to climate protection

Next Monday, 23 September 2019, hundreds of government representatives, diplomats, representatives of multilateral agreements and organisations, the private sector and civil society will gather in New York on the occasion of the Climate Action Summit convened by UN...

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