Hundreds of thousands of people in East Africa are affected by heavy rains and floods linked to record-breaking temperature changes in the Indian Ocean.


A flooded fuel station in Mombasa following ongoing heavy rains.

The western Indian Ocean has been about two degrees warmer this month than the…

Read more: Indian Ocean Dipole Spells Flood Danger for East Africa

If you look at a globe, you'll see that the Southern Hemisphere is bluer than the Northern Hemisphere. A huge 80% of it is ocean compared to 60% of the North.

The Southern Ocean is the only ocean in which waves circulate without encountering intervening landmasses. It's gargantuan…

Read more: Literature sheds light on the history and mystery of the Southern Ocean

OceanHub Africa, which claims to be the first African ocean-impact catalyst, will next month host a one-day event in Cape Town, which aims to gather key regional players of the ocean economy and tech ecosystem.

Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 will take place on 27 November at Workshop17 in…

Read more: Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 to bring together tech startups, players in sea protection

Windhoek — Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Berhard Esau, has reiterated that Namibia is committed to a regional approach in achieving a healthy ocean.

Esau made the remarks in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, when delivering the keynote address during the closing plenary session of the Marine Regions…

Read more: Namibia Committed to Ocean Conservation

MORE than 500 learners and educators in Nelson Mandela Bay recently marched from Kings Beach to Happy Valley to create awareness towards achieving zero plastics in the seas off the coast of Africa.

 

The march was organised in collaboration with the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) and collected 66kg…

Read more: Learners march against plastic pollution

Scientists estimate that there are 5.25 trillion bits of plastic debris in the oceans worldwide — that's more plastic pieces than stars in our galaxy.

Up to 14 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year, about the weight of 2 million elephants. An estimated 40%…

Read more: New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit