Microplastic pollution is a threat to marine life and is found in the bodies of animals all along the food chain. Detecting microplastic pollution levels in the oceans is becoming increasingly important, in part so that sources can be found and vulnerable species protected if possible.
The National Environment Service has hit back at claims they told accommodation owners to throw rubbish back into the ocean.
Almost 790 meters below the surface, the Ocean Exploration Trust expedition recorded the unusual discovery on YouTube and other social networks on video.
262 Voyages Beneath the Sea: a global assessment of macro- and megafaunal biodiversity and research effort at deep-sea hydrothermal vents
For over 40 years, hydrothermal vents and the communities that thrive on them have been a source of profound discovery for deep-sea ecologists. These ecosystems are found throughout the world on active plate margins as well as other geologically active features. In addition to their ecologic interest, hydrothermal vent fields are comprised of metallic ores, sparking a nascent industry that aims to mine these metal-rich deposits for their mineral wealth.
Bot Meets Whale: Best Practices for Mitigating Negative Interactions Between Marine Mammals and MicroROVs
Low-cost, portable, observation-class, underwater remotely operated vehicles (microROVs), which can be transported and operated by a single user, are increasingly common tools in scientific, industrial, commercial, and recreational ocean application. Over the last decade, the use of microROVs has boomed;...This surge in the availability of microROVs also presents several new challenges to marine species. As more robots enter the water, often in the hands of inexperienced recreational users, there is increased potential for detrimental human/marine mammal interactions.
The former governor of Papua New Guinea's Madang province, Sir Arnold Amet, has renewed his call for the government to cancel sea bed mining licenses.This comes as Canadian miner Nautilus, in which the PNG government has a 15 percent stake, is fighting through the courts for its economic survival
The third session of negotiations on the preservation of marine biodiversity in the high seas, held under a UN Intergovernmental Conference, ended in New York on 30 August. However, negotiations only resulted in a framework for a future treaty.
In the crystal-clear waters of Cenderawasih Bay, in the Indonesian province of West Papua, two researchers spend their days chasing down one of Earth’s most mysterious creatures: the whale shark.
IUCN is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified firms and/or individuals to, use the Guidance Manual – Economic Valuation of Marine Ecosystem Services in the Pacific to prepare a detailed report quantifying the value of at least seven (7) marine and coastal ecosystem serv
The Top Rock eco-tourist attraction at Saama village in North Efate recently launched what is believed to be the first snorkel trail in Vanuatu.Top Rock offers spectacular cliff-top views of diverse coral reefs and the coastline across Undine Bay coupled with some of the most amazing snorkeling i