Squids And Octopuses — The ‘Weeds Of The Sea’ — Are On The Rise
While humans were busy wrecking the ocean, cephalopods were taking advantage. I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. The number of cephalopods — squid, octopus and other squishy sea aliens — has ...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
Better Estimates Of Worldwide Mercury Pollution
New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought. Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated...
Visualising 268,000 tonnes of floating plastic in the world's ocean - National - NZ Herald News
Data visualisation and the guest data blog post by dumpark . A recent study on marine plastic pollution published in the journal PlosOne estimates that some 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighi...
Marine pollution
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread...
Marine pollution - Wikipedia
Shark finning
Shark finning refers to the removal and retention of shark fins while the remainder of the living shark is discarded in the ocean. Sharks returned to the ocean without their fins are often still aliv...
Shark finning - Wikipedia
Dynamite fishing
Blast fishing or dynamite fishing is the practice of using explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection. This often illegal practice can be extremely destructive to the surrounding e...
Dynamite fishing - Wikipedia
Save the Arctic
Save the Arctic is a Greenpeace campaign to protect the Arctic, principally by preventing oil drilling and industrial fishing in the area completely, surrounded by an Arctic-Environmental economics-Zo...
Squids And Octopuses — The ‘Weeds Of The Sea’ — Are On The Rise
While humans were busy wrecking the ocean, cephalopods were taking advantage. I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. The number of cephalopods — squid, octopus and other squishy sea aliens — has ...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
New Zealand Shark Alliance
The New Zealand Shark Alliance is an umbrella group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), united in a campaign to ban shark finning in New Zealand waters and protect its sharks.The alliance is fig...
Muro Ami
Muro Ami (Reef-Hunters) is a Filipino film that depicts one of the worst forms of child labor in the illegal fishing system. The film follows the story of Fredo, a ruthless captain of 150 Muro Ami di...
Better Estimates Of Worldwide Mercury Pollution
New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought. Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated...
Washed Ashore
Washed Ashore is a project of the Artula Institute for Art and Environmental Education U.S. 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to bring awareness to the world's grow...
Oceanic Big 5
Oceanic Big 5 is a project of Ocean Recovery Alliance to encourage the five biggest athletic users of the ocean to spend a day cleaning up the environment that is used for their activity. The top five...
Oceanic Big 5 - Wikipedia
Bottom trawling
Bottom trawling is trawling (towing a trawl, which is a fishing net) along the sea floor. It is also referred to as "dragging". The scientific community divides bottom trawling into benthic trawling a...
Bottom trawling - Wikipedia
Environmental issues with salmon
Salmon population levels are of concern in the Atlantic and in some parts of the Pacific. Alaska fishery stocks are still abundant, and catches have been on the rise in recent decades, after the state...
Environmental issues with salmon - Wikipedia
Bycatch reduction device
In the fishery business, a bycatch reduction device is a tool designed to minimize unintended capture (or bycatch) of marine animals, thus reducing the adverse effects of fishing on the ecosystem.
Bycatch
In the fishing industry, a bycatch is a fish or other marine species that is caught unintentionally while catching certain target species and target sizes of fish, crabs etc. Bycatch is either of a di...
Bycatch - Wikipedia
Sea glass
Sea glass and beach glass are similar but come from two different types of water. "Sea glass" is physically and chemically weathered glass found on beaches along bodies of salt water. These weathering...
Sea glass - Wikipedia
Unsustainable fishing methods
Unsustainable fishing methods are ways of catching wild fish that are not considered sustainable in the long term. This could be because they threaten the fish stock itself by overfishing, or because ...
Kids Ocean Day HK
Kids Ocean Day HK was organized by Ocean Recovery Alliance to celebrate Kids Ocean Day in Hong Kong.
The Malibu Foundation, a California-based 501c3 non-profit organization, started Kids Ocean Da...
Kids Ocean Day HK - Wikipedia
Shark fin trading in Costa Rica
Shark fin trading in Costa Rica, or shark finning, is an illegal practice in the country. It poses a serious problem with shark populations and organized crime within Costa Rica. The trade in Costa Ri...
Shark fin trading in Costa Rica - Wikipedia
Biomagnification
Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, occurs when the concentration of a substance, such as DDT or mercury, in an organism exceeds the background concentration...