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Tag: marine pollution

EU report: Harm caused by marine litter

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European Comission's Joint Research Center issued a report concerning the damages caused by marine litter, noting that is a major global problem alongside other key environmental issues of today. Marine litter is often transported by ocean currents over long distances and is found in all marine environments, even in remote regions.

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USCG responds to oil spill caused by grounding at Alaska

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USCG, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alaska Commercial Divers continue their response to the tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while towing a barge in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows, Alaska.

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Litter levels in the Arctic on the rise

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A study conducted by researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, reveals that the Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just ten years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold.

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Marine species harmed by debris increase

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The Convention on Biological Diversity has published report highlighting that the number of marine species affected by marine debris has risen to 817 when effects such as ingestion, entanglement, ghost fishing, dispersal by rafting and provision of new habitat are all considered.

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