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  • Highest-ever winter water temperatures recorded

    Satellites have given oceanographers an insight into a remarkable phenomenon – a significant extension of the Leeuwin Current curling around the southern tip of Tasmania and reaching as far north as St Helens. Remote sensing specialists at CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship have been observing the current in recent days using satellite data, and ocean measurements made near Maria Island on ...

  • Multiple threats to the health of the Baltic Sea

    The Baltic Sea is one of many marine areas facing manmade and natural pressures. Recent changes in the ecosystem have caused serious losses in ecological and economic resources. According to a new study, improved management is needed to restore a healthy ecosystem in the Baltic Sea. This includes closing fisheries to allow cod stocks to recover. This research suggests that both climate and ...

  • American public health champion receives 2010 Stockholm water prize

    Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and John Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, has been named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Dr. Colwell’s pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions. Dr. Colwell, 76, is widely recognized as ...

  • Disinfecting marine vessel ballast water with UV

    To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) impending ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with three of the world’s leading systems integrators to provide validated, on-board water treatment systems that are easy to ...

  • Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV

    Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV -Hanovia UV disinfection system helps operators meet IMO discharge regulations- To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with ...

  • Alien invaders threaten world Heritage Site

    Alien wildlife species are multiplying around Europe's Wadden Sea, posing a serious threat to biodiversity. The warning came in a new report launched on Wadden Sea Day - a platform for recent research on the marine World Heritage Site that borders the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. As well as reducing biodiversity, the abundant alien species could also prove an economic burden to the Wadden ...

  • Observing arctic ice-edge plankton blooms from space

    Ongoing climate-driven changes to the Arctic sea-ice could have a significant impact on the blooming of tiny planktonic plants (phytoplankton) with important implications for the Arctic ecosystem, according to new research conducted by scientists at the UK\'s National Oceanography Centre (NOC). Advances in modern satellite technology offer the opportunity to observe and monitor ice-edge blooms at ...

  • Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion to Marine Ecosystems Each Year as Concern Grows over Microplastics

    Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Year ...

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