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Ocean News

  • Eco Magazine: Launch of a Special Digital Issue on the Ocean Decade
    Eco Magazine: Launch of a Special Digital Issue on the Ocean Decade

    The Ocean Decade marks a new era of ocean knowledge and understanding, and offers ocean stakeholders an unprecedented opportunity to drive global change.

  • Launch of Ocean Literacy Training Courses to support the Decade 07 April 2021
    Launch of Ocean Literacy Training Courses to support the Decade 07 April 2021

    Free Ocean Literacy Training Courses, hosted by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, with the contribution of the Government of Sweden a…

Residents unite to fight pollution along beach

Beach and surrounding areas of Kilifi’s Vipingo stand to benefit from a cleanup exercise set for September 21.

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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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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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