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Marine Pollution

Spread of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise or the invasive organisms in the marine is the Marine Pollution. The Toxins bioaccumulate in Zooplankton and phytoplankton; and then get biomagnified in the ocean food chains. They cause Eutrophication, ocean acidification etc. leading to problems such as algal bloom, hypoxia and anoxia. There are ..

Thailand bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Thailand has banned sunscreens comprising of chemicals that damage coral from all of its marine national parks. Key Points Sun protection used by tourists are harming slow-growing corals in the Island nation. According to Thai Department of Conservation, four ingredients found in sun creams were destroying coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching. ..

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What is Ocean Rewilding?

Ocean Rewilding is expected to come up in COP26. A network of 68 European organisations are working together to find ways to reinvigorate the marine life of the earth. Rewilding is restoring to its natural uncultivated state. This is done by introducing animal or plant species that have been exterminated (destroyed completely) or driven out ..

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Mayflower 400: First Artificial Intelligence Ship

Mayflower 400 is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship. About Mayflower 400 It is 15 metres long and weighs nine tonnes. It is basically a trimaran. It navigates with complete autonomy. The ship is to study marine pollution and analyze plastics in water. The voyage is important because more than 80% of the underwater world ..

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Second World Ocean Assessment

The United Nations recently released the Second World Ocean Assessment report. It is the work of hundreds of scientists appointed by the members of United Nations from all over the world. It follows the initial report, “World Ocean Assessment I” published in 2015. Key Findings of the report The number of dead zones in the ..

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Blue Nature Alliance- Global Marine initiative

The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership of five core partners and few other Non-Profit Organisations. The core partners are Conservation International, The Global Environment Facility, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Minderoo Foundation and Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. The Blue Alliance was launched on April 20, 2021. Objective The alliance aims to protect 5% ..

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