Marine Debris (Page 2)
Sam Judd: What's killing our killer whales?New Zealand Herald | 25 Sep 2012
After a long week educating over 1,000 school students about rubbish in Whangarei last week, I went for a scallop dive out on the heads of the harbour. For the first time in my life, I found plastic - a piece of nylon fishing line - in seafood that I had caught myself.
Bin found off Hawaii is from Japan tsunamiNew Zealand Herald | 22 Sep 2012
A large plastic storage bin is the first confirmed piece of marine debris from last year's Japan tsunamis to arrive in Hawaii, revealed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Happy International Coastal Clean-up DayNew Zealand Herald | 16 Sep 2012
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will pitch in to clean up the coastline as part of International Coastal Clean-up Day.
Oregon authorities to demolish Japanese tsunami dockGuardian Unlimited | 30 Jul 2012
Demolition experts on the west coast of the United States will this week tackle a continuing environmental threat created by last year's Japanese devastating earthquake and tsunami.A 20-metre long dock that washed up on the coast of Oregon will be broken up and removed following fears over the possible spread of invasive plant and animal species.
NOAA announces marine debris cleanup fundingWorld Fishing | 23 Jul 2012
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that US$250,000 in grants is being made available to five states being impacted by Japanese tsunami debris.
As Japan debris washes up in the US, scientists fear break in natural orderGuardian Unlimited | 09 Jun 2012
When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year's tsunami in Japan to show up on the US west coast. But scientists worried it represented a whole new way for invasive species of seaweed, crabs and other marine organisms to break the earth's natural barriers and further muck up the area's marine environments.
Alaskan crews gear up to tackle Japan tsunami debrisReuters | 25 May 2012
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Cleanup workers will soon attack a jumble of debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami that litters an Alaskan island, as residents in the state gear up to scour their shores for everything from buoys to building material that has floated across the Pacific.
India: Time to stop the marine mayhemIOSEA Marine Turtle MoU | 15 May 2012
Last Monday, the carcass of an Olive Ridley turtle was washed ashore on Marve beach in Malad, not very far from where I stay. Experts estimate that more than 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. More than 80% of the plastic found in the oceans, comes from land.
Plastic trash altering ocean habitats, Scripps study showsEurekAlert | 09 May 2012
A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
Big rise in Pacific plastic wasteBBC | 09 May 2012
The quantity of small plastic fragments floating in the North Pacific Ocean has increased a hundred fold over the past 40 years.
Garbage patch changing insect mating habitsGuardian Unlimited | 09 May 2012
Marine insects in the Pacific Ocean are changing their reproduction habitats in response to environmental changes from the accumulating amount of rubbish in the north Pacific subtropical gyre, also known as the great Pacific garbage patch, according to researchers.