Whales and dolphins are curious and playful animals but may not always recognise the potential risks associated with plastics
We eat microfibers with our sea food. This can’t be good.
Kaandorp, M.L.A., Lobelle, D., Kehl, C. et al. Global mass of buoyant marine plastics dominated by large long-lived debris. Nat. Geosci. 16, 689–694 (2023).…
Forty years after an oil spill in the Arctic, the beaches look normal to bare eyes – but are they?
Marine plastics couldn’t actually get into the areas we deem as pristine. Right?
Interviews of divers and local fishers reveal the scale, and impacts of discarded fishing gear in the Eastern Caribbean.
Read about how we can reverse pollution in the ocean by implementing effective environmental policies.
How to look inside sea birds to find plastics… without hurting them?
Scientists quantify microplastics in various species of coral reef fishes from the Xisha Islands.
Seabird feathers can tell us how serious mercury pollution in the ocean is.
Artifacts from the deepest parts of earth are being shaped - literally - by plastic bags
A "microbiosphere" could be engineered to introduce plastic-degrading bacteria to marine plastic pollution, but many questions still remain.
We know how plastic pieces affect ocean life, but do we think enough about “invisible” chemicals from plastic?
Coastal dunes, which are present along many coastlines, likely contain accumulations of litter that can enter the marine environment.
A realistic global estimate for derelict fishing gear in our oceans.
Wildfires may be impacting more than just air quality!
As covid-19 rages on the pandemic of surgical face masks in the ocean is just beginning. What will the effect…
Read about how diatoms (algae in the ocean) can be used to remove nickel from contaminated waters
Researchers from North Carolina investigate how many microbes can thrive inside a plastic bottle. Their findings may surprise you!
Researchers at FAU collected microplastics at different depths in the South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. What they found will alter global…