Accidents and Spills
Divers try to free Rena debrisNew Zealand Herald | 14 May 2013
Six containers of pollutants remain to be emptied by divers working on the fast-disappearing hulk of the Rena.
Shipping chemical 'unsafe for birds'BBC | 13 May 2013
Conservation organisations call for the regulations to be tightened on the use of a shipping chemical that has killed or injured thousands of seabirds.
Seafood Safety and PolicyWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 07 May 2013
Part 6 of an eight-part series on the impact of Fukushima on the ocean and human health
Tale of the TunaWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 06 May 2013
Part 5 of an eight-part series on the impact of Fukushima on the ocean and human health. One species that has become emblematic of the disaster is a shimmering giant: the Pacific bluefin tuna.
How Is Fukushima's Fallout Affecting Marine Life?Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 03 May 2013
The Fukushima nuclear disaster delivered an unprecedented amount of radioactivity into the sea over a relatively brief time. How did that pulse of cesium and other radioisotopes make its way through the marine food chain?
Nearly 3,000 birds die from chemical spill in English ChannelGuardian Unlimited | 03 May 2013
Nearly 3,000 birds have been killed or injured by a chemical spill in the English Channel, conservationists said on Friday.The RSPB, RSPCA and local wildlife charities described it as one of the worst UK marine pollution incidents in decades and said it was more devastating than the MSC Napoli disaster six years ago.
Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spillEurekAlert | 02 May 2013
(University of California - Davis) Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil toxicity continues to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, scientist.
'White graphene' to clean up spillsBBC | 01 May 2013
A material called boron nitride - originally touted as useful for next-generation electronics - turns out to be a high-performance pollutant "sponge".
Capping a major oil leak off NZ coast could take 14 days - ShellNew Zealand Herald | 30 Apr 2013
Shell said it would take the company about 14 days to respond to a major deepwater drilling accident off the New Zealand coast. Rob Jager, who is chairman of the Shell companies in New Zealand, told the Advantage NZ Petroleum Conference that the company was going through a process of evaluating the equipment required and the time it would take to respond to a major drilling incident.
No sign of diesel after spillNew Zealand Herald | 28 Apr 2013
The search for diesel spilled from a fishing vessel which struck rocks off Stewart Island has been called off.