Plastic is everywhere; even at 7 miles deep. What was once thought of as a safe haven away from anthropogenic impacts, has been found to contain plastic. Recent research has found that the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean, contains persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) that are absorbed onto plastic. The new study, published … More Plastic reaches the deep sea
While we talk about many topics on this blog, we have yet to address what happens in the worst case scenario. What happens if we continue to let the ocean die? What happens if we never take responsibility for the poisoning of our waters? As a species, we are very dependent on the ocean for … More Ocean Armageddon – what’s the worst that can happen?
Ocean dead zones are defined by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as “areas in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration that animal life suffocates and dies” (learn more here). This is because there are too many nutrients, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus, in the water. These nutrients cause the eutrophication (excessive richness of nutrients) … More Dead zones: Welcome to the front line
Sky have brought out an Ocean Rescue Campaign to raise awareness of single use plastics on our ocean and coastal environments. Each year 8 million tonnes of plastic is thrown away, that’s equivalent to 37 container ships! These plastics take thousands of years to break down, they’re ingested by marine animals and move up the food chain into … More Can Sky rescue the oceans?