Marine life Current Affairs, GK & News

Oil Spill from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship

Indian Coast Guard is on vigilance after oil spill was reported from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship. Key Points Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Colombo notified about mid-sea oil spill about 450 kms South East of Chennai. Portuguese flag Container ship MV Devon developed an underwater crack in fuel tank on passage from Colombo to Haldia, ..

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Sunflower sea star breeding to increase kelp forest

The scientists in the United States are breeding the Sunflower sea stars off coast of Washington State. Background Between 2013 and 2017, warming of oceans killed 5.75 billion sunflower sea stars. Around 91% of the world sunflower sea stars are found between the sea waters of Mexico and Alaska. The scientists believe that reviving the ..

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Arctic Ocean may be invaded by microbes: Study

On 14 Nov, two studies published in the journal Cell found that the diversity of microscopic organisms habiting the Earth’s oceans are the least at the higher latitudes nearer to the poles and increase in a gradient towards the equator. The two studies analysed the diversity of these organisms in samples collected from ocean water ..

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