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OceanCare News

Shipping Noise: new data, clear recommendations

Underwater noise pollution from ships is a chronic, global stressor impacting a wide range of marine species. Ambient ocean noise levels nearly doubled each decade from 1963-2007 in low-frequency bands attributed to shipping, inspiring a pledge from the International...

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Keeping whale meat off the holiday menu

Experiencing local or traditional food items may be a holiday highlight for many people, however OceanCare are urging tourists to refrain from purchasing whale meat when traveling abroad. Despite an international ban, Iceland, Norway and Japan continue to kill whales...

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A win for whales

Balearic parliament sets scene for groundbreaking change in the country’s energy and conservation policy A few days ago, the Balearic parliament has unanimously approved the "Proposal of Law on the protection of the Mediterranean Sea under Spanish jurisdiction against...

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OceanCare tables aquatic bushmeat at CoP12 in Abidjan

Last week OceanCare participated in the 12th conference of the parties to the Abidjan Convention in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. The Abidjan Convention provides an overarching legal framework for all marine-related programmes in West, Central and Southern Africa....

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Did NATO manoeuvre cause whale stranding in Morocco?

A few days ago, on March 13th, 2017, a large-scale NATO manoeuvre called ‘Dynamic Manta’ started south of Sicily. This manoeuvre, which lasts for several days and is still ongoing, involves navy ships of 10 NATO member states and serves, among other things, as a...

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