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OceanCare News

Hope for ban on oil and gas exploration in Spanish waters

Wädenswil, January 13, 2021: While France has already imposed a ban on exploring any new oil and gas sites in its waters and the Danish government has just announced such ban for its waters within the North Sea, the Spanish Government has proposed a similar measure...

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Support for a global plastic treaty is growing

On Friday, 13th November 2020, the work of the "Ad-Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group" (AHEG4), mandated by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) to examine global response options to combat marine plastic pollution was concluded. The AHEG made tremendous progress...

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Ghost Fishing: Alarming situation in the Mediterranean Sea

During a 90-day survey in 2019 in cooperation with our partner organisation Save the Med Foundation in the waters of the Cabrera National Park (near the island of Mallorca), 122 Ghost FADs (floating fishing gear such as nets and fishing lines) have been recovered....

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The safety of reusables during the COVID-19 pandemic

In order to combat the plastic pollution crisis, reuse and refill system form an essential part in reducing plastic production and consumption, thereby tackling the problem at its root. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some questions among consumers whether...

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Studying dolphins in the Northern Adriatic Sea

OceanCare has teamed up with the Slovenian dolphin research organisation MORIGENOS and you can become part of an extraordinary experience to learn more about dolphins in this part of the Mediterranean and contribute to their protection: Dolphin Research Courses to...

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The fate of whales

The recent fate of two whales once again highlights how it is influenced by us humans. The one, a young sperm whale, was spotted in June north of Sicily, entangled in fishing gear. The other, an adult female fin whale, was first sighted on the eastern coast of Greece...

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