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Tag: marine environment

Canada announces new measures to rescue whales

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Following the recent deaths of seven North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has highlighted a series of actions underway. These include requesting mariners to voluntarily reduce speed along the Laurentian channel until September 30, among others.

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What the world sounds like underwater

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The video records the underwater noise, produced by marine inhabitants, as well as ship traffic. The noise produced by ship engines and is a crucial point of concern among international organizations, as it is responsible for devastating marine ecosystems. 

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First floating mega island tested in Netherlands

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The Maritime Research Institute of Netherlands announced that it tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island, to ensure working space at sea. The island comprises 87 large floating triangles that are flexibility connected to one another and, together, they form a flexible floating island.

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Croatia ratifies wreck removal treaty

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IMO informed that the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks has been ratified by Croatia, bringing the total number of States to accede to the treaty to 37. The treaty, which entered into force in 2015, provides the legal basis for States to remove shipwrecks that may threaten the safety of lives or the marine environment.

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New program protects whales from underwater noise

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Canada's centres of Network of Excellence announced the launch of a homegrown technology, that can monitor underwater noise, in order to protect endangered marine life. An underwater listening station was installed on ONC’s observatory network, to monitor the acoustic source levels of incoming ships to the Port of Vancouver and to monitor in real-time for the presence of calling marine mammals.

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