About OceanCare

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 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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OceanCare-30 Anniversary

In 1989, during a dive off the Maldives, Sigrid Lüber had a life-changing encounter with a group of dolphins. This awe-inspiring moment created the catalyst for OceanCare. Supported by thousands of donors, volunteers and like-minded partners, the organisation works at...

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An ocean of change

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.

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