The Tanzania Ports Authority signed a $154 million contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the nation’s main port Dar es Salaam on Saturday. The deal will see the construction of a ro-ro terminal as well as the deepening of seven existing berths to facilitate larger…

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At the upcoming United Nations’ The Ocean Conference, which will take place in New York from June 5 to 9, Seas At Risk is calling for a halt to deep sea mining. The group is joined by all 34 member organizations as well as Mission Blue, BLOOM, the…

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Environmental organization Sea Shepherd Germany is undertaking a campaign in the Baltic Sea to protect endangered harbor porpoises with a new patrol ship donated by organic soap maker Dr. Bronner’s. The Baltic Sea harbor porpoise is listed as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.…

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A surge in the number of voluntary commitments to take action to improve the health of the ocean has been recorded, and more are expected as the Ocean Conference gets underway on Monday, 5 June at United Nations Headquarter in New York. The Conference will explore how to…

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Corals on the Great Barrier Reef have bleached again in 2017 as a result of extreme summer temperatures. It’s the fourth such event and the second in as many years, following earlier mass bleachings in 1998, 2002 and 2016.

The consecutive bleaching in 2016 and 2017 is concerning…

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The ocean is a dark, dark place. Below about 656 feet (200 meters), light doesn't penetrate. Considering that the average depth of the ocean is around 14,000 feet (4,267 m), that leaves a lot of room for inky blackness. Marine life has figured out a way to cope.…

Read more: Shining Sea: 75 Percent of Ocean's Animals Glow