Giant slicks of plastic rubbish collect in our seas much of it floating on the surface. The most infamous one, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is in the North Pacific Ocean.
“Now that we know who some of the biggest beneficiaries from the ocean economy are, this can help improve transparency relating to sustainability and ocean stewardship.”
Farmed salmon is Scotland’s number 1 food export and according to the industry, directly employs 12,000 workers
Only 11 green turtle sightings were found in the records (all from 1980 to 2016)
“Maybe we will save this world after all.” Halfdan Ambrahamsen, Aeroe, Denmark
“There’s not a lot to say about them – except – I have never seen so many jellyfish in one place, at a time!”
Orkney Islands Council is seeking views about the marine environment out to 12 nautical miles from the islands.
.A new study of the upper Atlantic suggests that there are 10 times more micro plastics than was previously thought.
A giant raft of pumice is helping to sustain Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
As humans change the ocean state by adding more heat and carbon, the ability of the ocean to take up both heat and carbon will be altered.