Kigali, 23 December (ECA) - In the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, it is asserted that the "blue-world" should be major contributors to the transformation and growth of the continent: "The blue economy is the future of Africa ". The "blue world" is made up of not…

Read more: The Indian Ocean Commission Endorses the Handbook On the Blue Economy Published By the ECA

Plans are under way to set up an academy in Mombasa to train security officers on how to combat crime on sea. Currently, police officers lack the capacity to effectively patrol the country’s territorial waters and bring law breakers to court owing to the lack of proper training…

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Scientists at institutions in the US and Australia on Friday published a set of unprecedented ocean observations near the largest glacier of the largest ice sheet in the world: Totten glacier, East Antarctica. And the result was a troubling confirmation of what scientists already feared – Totten is…

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BY the year 2050 there will be more plastic rubbish floating in our oceans than fish unless we make some drastic changes to the way use and dispose of plastic materials.

This is the prediction from a report presented at this year’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland, which…

Read more: Artist Benjamin Von Wong using mermaids in plastic to highlight ocean pollution

The way in which human-made acids in the atmosphere interact with the dust that nourishes our oceans has been quantified by scientists for the first time. In the international study led by the University of Leeds, researchers have pinpointed how much phosphate "fertiliser" is released from dust depending…

Read more: Scientists shed light on the climate-changing desert dust fertilizing our oceans

The ocean is Earth's last unexplored frontier, with millions of unknown species lurking in its depths. Most of those animals, though mysterious, have recognizable features: eyes, teeth, fins. But one strange creature more closely resembles a giant, luminous condom adrift at sea. The glowing cylindrical structure floats in…

Read more: Giant Glowing Tubes Called Pyrosomes Are Some of the Ocean's Strangest Creatures