Category: ocean

  • How to keep plastic out of the ocean

    by Blog certified

    Plastic is kind of like a Twitter reply guy: It never goes away. And there’s more coming in. Each year, 8 million metric tons of plastic go into the ocean (that’s equal to about one garbage truck per minute), according to a 2016 report by the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and McKinsey […]

    more
  • Can The Ocean Really Be Cleaned of Plastic Pollution?

    by Blog certified

    Somewhere in Hilo, on Hawaii’s Big Island, a team of scientists and engineers are tending to The Ocean Cleanup’s 600-metre-long rubbish-herding device, after its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific garbage patch was cut short in December 2018, because it fractured into two pieces. The project has had its fair share of problems since it […]

    more
  • Plastic Pollution in Oceans Causing Reproductive Problems for Ocean Wildlife

    by Blog certified

    Plastic pollution is becoming a major problem for ocean wildlife. Organisms that ingest plastics are subject to hormone disruption and issues with reproduction that affect their overall health, a new study finds. Wildlife around the world is exposed to plastic pollutants called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Not much is known about how these chemicals affect marine […]

    more
  • Baby Turtles Return to Mumbai Beaches after HUGE Clean Up

    by Blog certified

    Olive Ridley baby turtles have officially returned to the beaches of Mumbai, and it is all because one of the world’s largest beach clean-up efforts. Last summer, conservationists watched as over 80 baby turtles made their way across Mumbai’s Versova Beach, which was previously home to a massive garbage heap. “I had tears in my […]

    more
  • SOLVE Cleaning Up the Oregon Coast

    by Blog certified

    Thousands of people are headed to the Oregon coast this weekend for fun and for a chance to give back. The SOLVE Spring Beach Clean-up have become an annual tradition at the coast. Many people have done it for a number of years, but SOLVE’s Jon Schmidt said it’s a fun and easy process for […]

    more
  • Protect The Ocean During Your Spring Break Fun

    by Blog certified

    For many college students, spring break is a time to relax after a stressful first half of a semester. For the residents of many coastal towns, however, spring break is the opposite. During the month of March, popular cities like Miami, Panama City Beach, Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach and more see a large influx of […]

    more
  • Sea Squirts Can Tell Us More About The Ocean’s Health

    by Blog certified

    A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue. Israeli researchers have found that ascidians – round, palm-sized animals also known as sea squirts can thrive in dirty […]

    more
  • Never Before Seen Origin of Our Ocean!

    by Blog certified

    The seabed is not flat and smooth like the shimmering ocean above it. It’s a jagged, uneven landscape of submerged mountains and valleys, all hidden from sight – but not from science. By analysing the isotopic composition of the rocks that make up these underwater mountains networks – called mid-ocean ridges – scientists can identify […]

    more
  • Take These Challenges to Help Save Our Oceans!

    by Blog certified

    Plastics have become public enemy number one. This year, environmental groups GreenSeas Trust and Greenpeace have joined forces with the IET to engineer creative solutions to two specific parts of the problem. While the consequences of plastic pollution are becoming obvious, so are the causes. Eighty per cent of marine litter originates from land, with […]

    more
  • Ocean Pollution Reaching The Deepest Depths

    by Blog certified

    The deepest point on Earth is heavily polluted with plastic, scientists have discovered, showing how pervasively the world has been contaminated. The researchers plumbed the depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, near Challenger Deep, the lowest place on the face of the planet. They found the highest levels of microplastics yet […]

    more