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Latest Marine debris Stories

2013-07-10 15:30:21

The masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans have become new ecological communities that scientists have named the "Plastisphere."

Thriving Colonies Of Microbes Discovered In Ocean 'Plastisphere'
2013-06-27 15:28:13

Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans—a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the “plastisphere.”

Deep Sea Trash
2013-06-06 11:39:00

For years, people have known about the amount of human-generated trash that ends up in the ocean, but a new study showed just how deep our detritus sinks, particularly in the waters around Monterey, California.

2013-06-04 23:20:27

Indra's Net is a modern-day artistic interpretation of the interconnectedness between human actions, marine mammals and the ocean.

2013-04-09 11:19:52

Floating plastic debris — which helps populate the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean — has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world.

2013-01-16 23:01:37

KCF's Smart Tether is integral in helping the Rozalia Project goal to clean oceans and other waterways during their Trash Tour 2012. State College, Pennsylvania

2012-10-23 21:15:21

Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago

Expedition Embarks To Study Effects Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
2012-10-03 11:43:06

The Robert C. Seamans, a tall ship owned and operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) will leave port October 3, 2012, on a research expedition.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.