Coastal Care

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Day: May 19, 2014

Plastic pollution: Another Threat For Seabirds

Plastic pollution: Another Threat For Seabirds

Plastic pollution is known to be a threat for marine ecosystems around the world, but it has not been much studied yet. This study is the first assessment of plastic ingestion in Mediterranean seabirds. The Mediterranean Sea has been recognized as a singularly sensitive ecosystem because its coast is very industrialized…

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Antarctica’s Ice Losses On The Rise

Antarctica’s Ice Losses On The Rise

Three years of observations show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tons of ice each year, twice as much as when it was last surveyed.

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Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados: An Artist’s Perspective

Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados: An Artist’s Perspective

Mary Edna Fraser, an artist known for her large-scale batiks on silk and illustrations of geology and geography, was invited on the Research Vessel Atlantis, to capture the essence of discovery as scientists mapped the seafloor.

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Farmed Fish Consumption At Record High, UN Report Reveals

Farmed Fish Consumption At Record High, UN Report Reveals

Humans have never eaten so much fish and other seafood, but nearly half of it is no longer caught wild but is grown in farms, says the United Nations. The rapid growth in the number of people living near coasts and fish farming’s ability to keep up with population growth has seen per capita fish consumption soar from 10kg per person in the 1960s to more than 19kg in 2012.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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