Friday 21st December 2018, 5pm to resume on 3rd January 2019, 8am. Our support team will be available The ocean covers around 70% of the planet, add in all the lakes and rivers and there’s a vast amount of water on the globe. Its also critical to our…

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Scientific databases contain little information on pollution in marine conservation areas, according to a broad review of research on chemical pollution and its biological effects on the ocean.


Ocean pollution is a serious threat to marine biodiversity Copyright: Panos

A team of researchers in Brazil found just 1,291…

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The deepest point on Earth is heavily polluted with plastic, scientists have discovered, showing how pervasively the world has been contaminated.

The researchers plumbed the depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, near Challenger Deep, the lowest place on the face of the planet. They…

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In a new report, researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to protect whales and sharks from becoming marine 'roadkill'.

More than 10 billion metric tons of goods travel by sea each year, making up 80 per cent of the world's merchandise…

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Over the past decade there’s been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth – or what’s known as the Blue Economy.



The opportunities around Africa’s blue economies are enormous with significant potential to create…

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The blue economy conference recently held in Nairobi ended on a high note but the momentum of implementing agreed concepts should not lose steam.



Although 38 of Africa’s 55 nations, including Kenya, have access to resource-rich oceans, they are yet to fully exploit the full potential of the…

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