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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 ..

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Baleen Whales Consume Millions of Microplastics Per Day

A new study found that the blue whale – the largest mammal on Earth – swallow millions of microplastics each day as do fin and humpback whales. Why was the study conducted? A research recently provided an estimate of the amount of microplastics ingested by three species of baleen whales – blue, fin and humpback ..

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India’s Coastal clean-up campaign

On June 16, 2022 the Union Government announced a coastal clean-up initiative for 75 beaches in 2022. Highlights This was announced by Union Minister Jitendra Singh, during a meeting held at Prithvi Bhawan, Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi. Coastal Clean-up drive will start from July 3 and will conclude on September 17, 2022. ..

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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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