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  • Thai Beach Made Famous in DiCaprio Film Closes to Tourists - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 3 June 2018
    "The Thailand beach made famous in the Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Beach” is being closed to give it a break from massive tourism."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    In this March 4, 2017, photo, tourists enjoy the popular Maya bay on Phi Phi island, Krabi province.



  • First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed - 10 February 2018
    "Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet."

    (theguardian.com)


    A comatulid feather star collected at a depth of about 420 meters

  • Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn - 4 January 2018
    "Areas starved of oxygen in open ocean and by coasts have soared in recent decades, risking dire consequences for marine life and humanity."

    (theguardian.com)


    "A fisherman on a beach in Temuco, Chile that is blanketed with dead sardines,
    a result of algal blooms that suck oxygen out of the water."

  • New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly - 26 June 2017
    "Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly."

    (theguardian.com)

  • World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica - 28 October 2016
    "Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area (MPA)."

    (BBC)

 

  • More Surprises from the Deep Sea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 21 August 2016
    "Scientists at the University of Hawaii studied 900 square kilometer region in the Pacific Ocean known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.
    They were looking for ocean life, and were not disappointed by what they found."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • The Onion’s Guide To Beach Etiquette
    "The arrival of summer means that the nation’s beaches will soon be crowded with swimmers, tanners, surfers, and more, so it’s important for everyone to be conscious of each other’s space and needs. Here are some etiquette tips to ensure that everyone has a safe and relaxing time at the beach..."

    (theonion.com)

  • This Swimsuit Cleans the Ocean as You Swim
    "California scientists have created an absorbent nanosponge material that can be sewn into swimwear and wet suits to soak up water pollution."

    (takepart.com)

  • Scientists Develop Underwater Wireless Internet For ‘Deep-Sea’ Communication
    (ibtimes.com)

  • Ocean 2050: How to sustain our biggest ecosystem - with photos
    "Mankind is consuming the ocean’s resources at an alarming rate. How do we sustain this vital resource for generations to come?
    National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle outlines some of the ways to save this vital ecosystem."

    (BBC)

  • The SeaOrbiter, also known as Sea Orbiter (two words), is an ocean going research vessel.
    Construction is to begin in late 2013.[1][2] Similar to a space ship, the SeaOrbiter is planned to allow scientists and others
    a residential yet mobile research station positioned under the oceans' surface. The station will have laboratories,
    workshops, living quarters and a pressurized deck to support divers and submarines.[3][4]

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Ocean living: A step closer to reality? - 1 November 2013
    "Life on the sea has been one of mankind’s enduring visions, but the technology hasn’t been up to the task... until now.
    Are we on the cusp of housing communities permanently on the ocean?"

    (BBC)
  • CGear Sand-Free's patented technology "minimizes sand, dirt & dusty environments through its unique and patented technology first developed for militaries around the world.
    Once irritating particles that fell on your blanket or towel now falls straight through our Mat and WILL NOT COME BACK UP therefore creating a SAND-FREE and much more comfortable outdoor experience for you."

    (cgear-sandfree.com)

 

  • World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs alliance - February 24, 2012
    "The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans, which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change... "We need a new SOS: Save Our Seas," (World Bank President) Zoellick said in announcing the alliance... Working with governments, the scientific community, civil society organizations, and the private sector, we aim to leverage as much as $1.2 billion (762.0 million pounds) to support healthy and sustainable oceans." 

    (af.reuters.com)



    Oil in the ocean.

  • Accumulating 'microplastic' threat to shores - 27 January 2012
    "Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned."

    See Plastic fibre a 'major pollutant'
    (BBC)
  • Seaside holidays then and now
    "From the 99 flake to the organic honey and ricotta cone, there should be room for all tastes on the British beach."

    (guardian.co.uk)

 

 

  • BEACH BEHAVIOR :

    • Poll: Travelers annoyed by beach behavior
      "A Massachusetts-based travel Web site said its survey found 74 percent of respondents believe people "often violate some form of beach or pool etiquette."."

      loud music -  public intoxication -  littering - beach chair hogging - smoking - urinating in the water (added by tripadvisor.com)
      (upi.com)

 

 

  • Oceans on brink of catastrophe
    "Marine life facing mass extinction 'within one human generation' / State of seas 'much worse than we thought', says global panel of scientists."

    + a VIDEO (independent.co.uk)
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  • World Oceans Day is June 8th.
    It "is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This site serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year round."

    + Free resources
    (worldoceansday.org)

 

  • Boat made of plastic bottles sets sail across Pacific - 21 March 2010
    "A boat (named Plastiki catamaran) made of 12,000 plastic bottles has set sail on a voyage from San Francisco to Sydney to spread awareness about pollution in the world's oceans...
    The 12,000 used water bottles are filled with carbon dioxide to make the vessel durable and buoyant.
    The catamaran is powered by solar, wind and sea turbines."
    (BBC)

 

  • Map shows toll on world's oceans - 14 February 2008
    "Only about 4% of the world's oceans remain undamaged by human activity, according to the first detailed global map of human impacts on the seas...
    A study in Science journal says climate change, fishing, pollution and other human factors have exacted a heavy toll on almost half of the marine waters.
    Only remote icy areas near the poles are relatively pristine, but they face threats as ice sheets melt, it warns."

    (BBC)