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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.
OceanCare alarmed by increasing number of dolphin and sperm whale deaths in the western Mediterranean Sea
In the last eight months, more than 30 dolphins and 20 sperm whales have been found dead along the coasts of the western Mediterranean, most of them between Sicily and Tuscany. This means that the number of deaths already exceeds the ones in the entire year 2018. The...read more
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...read more
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.read more