It appears that dust blown off the Sahara desert may be initiating harmful bacteria growth in coral reefs across the Atlantic.

Every so often in the Florida Keys, where coral reefs teem with marine life, an orange haze coats the sunset in the horizon—a fog of Saharan dust…

Read more: COULD DUST STORMS FROM AFRICA BE DAMAGING ECOSYSTEMS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

WHEN Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation, a youth organisation dedicated to sail training and introducing young people into the ocean economy, partnered with iThemba Lethu to give 13 peer leaders the opportunity to learn to sail as an extra mural activity, no one would have thought what a…

Read more: Cato Manor girl wins maritime academy bursary

A team of scientists from the United Kingdom has spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the Earth’s southern oceans which they think could ‘suck-up’ small fish and other creatures and carry them at high speed and for long distances


NASA’s SeaWiFS satellite photographed this eddy field in the…

Read more: Scientists Find Smoke Rings in Earths Oceans

The UN resolution, which is set to be sealed tomorrow, has no timetable and is not legally binding.

But ministers at an environment summit in Kenya believe it will set the course for much tougher policies and send a clear signal to business.

A stronger motion was rejected…

Read more: UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka, and South Africa have joined UN Environment's CleanSeas campaign against marine litter and ocean pollution, announcing measures including new marine reserves, plastic bag bans, and drives to increase recycling.

The four countries announced their support during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The…

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Britain has joined nearly 200 countries in signing up to a United Nations resolution to eliminate plastic in the sea.

A turtle filmed caught in plastic on Blue Planet II CREDIT: BBC

If current pollution rates continue, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by…

Read more: 193 nations sign pledge to tackle 'global crisis' of plastic in the oceans