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OceanCare Blog

Fierce urgency of now – Milestone agreement for ocean conservation.

On March 25th 2019 member states of the United Nations reconvened for the second intergovernmental conference (IGC2) aimed at adopting a new international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and...

The quest for oil in the deep sea!

Commemorating the 9th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster On the 20th of April 2010, the global public held their breath. At a depth of around 1500 metres, a massive rise in pressure led to an unexpected leak of oil and gas, which ignited, exploded and set...

MAKE WHALES FEEL HOME!

One might expect you as a guest to have some manner and behave in a respectful and polite way towards your host who wants you to feel welcome. But imagine a guest turn your home into a garbage bin, dump waste, trawl nets, drive lorries straight through your living...

Make every beach visit an adventure and help clean up our act!

Guestblog by Michael Stachowitsch, PhD., Author of "The Beachcomber's Guide to Marine Debris" What can we know, what must we do, what can we hope for? These three philosophical questions are directly relevant to the status of the oceans. To the first question: we know...

Environmental multilateralism at risk – where do we go from here?

21.03.2019, Nairobi, Kenya As the world’s largest decision-making body on the Environment, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is tasked with finding solutions to global environmental problems. From the 11th to 15th of March 2019 delegates, civil society...

Canada: Low plankton levels boost call for lowering noise levels

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...

The Candle of Joy

Humans by nature like to see things in extremes. We polarize things in order to better understand our place; to understand what is right and wrong, good and bad, and where everything belongs. We like to box things up so that we can better comprehend them. Light and...

The Candle of Love

What makes you tick? What gets you up in the morning? What is the thing that forces you to face the day even when the skies are covered in darkness, and it seems like there’s no point to anything? Is it the new iPhone you got for Christmas? Is it a new episode of...

The Candle of Peace

Christmas is truly on its way, even for those who were glaring at those of us who had our Christmas trees up since Thanksgiving. With the festive period now in full swing, it seems everyone is put in a better mood. I mean how can a reindeer and hot chocolate with mini...