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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.
Wädenswil, 26th December 2018. It is official. In a press conference today, the Japanese government confirmed that it is going to resume commercial whaling with effect from 1st July 2019, as their membership to the IWC will officially end 30th June. Commercial whaling...read more
Wädenswil, 20 December 2018. According to Japanese news agency Kyodo News, the Japanese government intends to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and to start commercial whaling in coastal waters. According to the agency, no commercial whaling activities...read more
Canada: Low plankton levels boost call for lowering noise levels Plankton – small animals, algae, and microorganisms floating in the ocean – are the basis of the marine food web and thus of marine wildlife from corals to large whales. Hence, we should be more than...read more