Almost all world’s oceans damaged by human impact, study finds - with pictures - 26 July 2018
"The remaining wilderness areas, mostly in the remote Pacific and at the poles, need urgent protection from fishing and pollution, scientists say... Only 13% of the world's oceans remain as wilderness"
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)
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. 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. (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)
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)
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) Listen!(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)- ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE
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)
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)