Tagged: ocean

Our Plastic Oceans

Cigarettes, food wrappers, plastic bottles and bags… these are the top 4 items found on our coastlines and waterways according to oceanconservancy.org. With the news of an 85% drop in plastic bag usage in...

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New Hope for the Vaquita

The vaquita, the world’s rarest marine mammal, with only an estimated 60 left in the wild, has been given a beacon of hope. The Mexican government has announced that from September, there will...

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Fighting Their Corner: Save the Seagull

Perhaps one of the most overlooked and neglected iconic species of the British Isles, is the Herring gull (Larus argentatus).  They provide the soundtrack to the seaside and are featured soaring in the...

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Our plastic challenge

Children are born into a plastic way of life – plastic is now the normality. Older generations know differently. I remember glass milk bottles on the doorstep, delivered every morning by a local...

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Robots of the reef

Scientists plan to release a robot into the Great Barrier Reef to tackle a wave of destructive starfish, known as the Crown-of-thorns starfish. Researchers from Queensland University of Technology built a machine called...

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Tweeting seals monitor the world’s oceans

Elephant seals equipped with special satellite tags are helping researchers collate information about ocean conditions in the most inhospitable areas on the planet. Researchers from the University of St Andrews in Scotland have...

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