Paddlers discover ‘sea of plastic’ in Cape Town river

An annual survey of Cape Town’s rivers has uncovered “appalling” levels of pollution in the city’s waterways.

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Drowning in plastic: Shocking pollution levels and how you can help

South Africa is considering an outright ban on certain plastic products. It's worth considering just how large the scale of plastic pollution is.

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In the deep, dark, ocean fish have evolved super powered vision

When the ancestors of cave fish and certain crickets moved into pitchblack caverns, their eyes virtually disappeared over generations. But fish that ply the sea at depths greater than sunlight can penetrate have developed super-vision, highly attuned to the faint glow and twinkle given off by other creatures. 

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Microplastics Are Highly Diverse and Those Differences Matter

The small pieces of plastics that pollute our oceans are more diverse than we make them out to be. Recognizing their variety may help us find solutions.

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Scientists Chart out Future of Ocean Acidification Research in Africa at High-Level Conference in Liberia

Scientists from all over the African continent convened in Monrovia, Liberia, during a side event at the Blue Oceans Conference at the end of March to discuss how to tackle ocean acidification. The group of scientists are part of Ocean Acidification Africa (OA-Africa), a network supported by the IAEA through its Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC).

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Kenya bans fishing close to Somalia border

Kenya has banned fishing activities off the Coast near the Somalia border over security concerns.

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