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Survey Of Australia’s Cocos Islands Reveals They Are Home To 414 Million Pieces Of Plastic Pollution

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia’s Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory’s beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic debris. The study led by IMAS researcher Dr. Jennifer...

Tracking Devices Show Hungry Great Whites Are Intercepting Seals Off Nova Scotia

Two great white sharks spent last summer off Nova Scotia searching for grey seals either around or migrating from Sable Island, according to new research from Canadian scientists trying to figure out where the endangered predator...

From Oil Rigs To Artificial Reefs – Retired Oil And Gas Platforms Off California Coast Could Find New Life

Offshore oil and gas drilling has been a contentious issue in California for 50 years, ever since a rig ruptured and spilled 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil off Santa Barbara in 1969. Today it’s...

Great Barrier Grief – Communities Worry For The Reef’s Future, Scientists Urge Government To Listen

Nadine Marshall is trained as an ecologist, and she’s an expert on the Great Barrier Reef. But recently, her work has picked up an unexpected new element: crisis counseling. “People tell me about their...

Scientists Embarking On Journey To Study Seabed Below Earth’s Most Powerful Ocean Current

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the planet’s most powerful and arguably most important. It is the only one to flow clear around the globe without getting diverted by any landmass, sending up to 150...

Study Finds Coca-Cola Most Commons Source Of Packaging Pollution On UK Beaches

Coca-Cola bottles and cans are the most commonly found items of packaging pollution on British beaches, making up nearly 12% of all litter, research by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS)has found. The results came from a series...

Microplastics In Our Oceans Are Highly Diverse – Recognizing Their Variety May Help Us Find Solutions

The oceans contain a medley of tiny plastic fragments. In a sample of seawater, scientists might find thin fibers, degraded fragments, and a slurry of particles that are too small to see. Yet every...

Meet The Ocean Farmers Growing Food That Cleans Pollution And Mitigates Climate Change

Catherine Puckett needs to be close to the ocean. “I just can’t be away from it,” she said. “It means everything to me.” She has to see it and smell it and hear the bells...

New Threat To Baby Sea Turtles Revealed – Presence Of Jetties Means Higher Likelihood Of Becoming Fish Food

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten. The study, published today in Biological Conservation, found structures such as jetties are an...

Saltwater Engineering – World Ocean Radio

This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill gets us thinking about seawater: as a resource for fresh drinking water, as a means for robust renewable energy, and perhaps so much more; and...