State of the Oceans — Log 54

State of the Oceans — Log 54

Mayors of coastal cities vow to act on climate change, a mysterious oil spill in Brazil and a new threat to Madagascar’s marine ecosystems.

State of the Oceans — Log 53

State of the Oceans — Log 53

New studies find that being near the ocean can actually boost mental health, and that tires are the largest contributor of microplastics in California waters.

State of the Oceans — Log 51

State of the Oceans — Log 51

How volcanic eruptions increase phytoplankton, a crisis in Hawai’i and the effect of plastic on worms in soil. Hint: not good.

State of the Oceans — Log 49

State of the Oceans — Log 49

The oceans never stop surprising us. Earlier this week, a couple sailing in the southwestern Pacific Ocean came across a huge, floating mass of volcanic rocks.

State of the Oceans — Log 47

State of the Oceans — Log 47

With microplastics being discovered in Colorado rainwater, Alpine ice and Arctic snow, what are governments and corporations doing to address the issue?

State of the Oceans — Log 45

State of the Oceans — Log 45

How industrial fishing affects sharks, a potential new method of cleaning up microplastics and the state of Guam’s coral reefs.

State of the Oceans — Log 44

State of the Oceans — Log 44

Experts warn we have just 18 months to tackle climate change and marine biologists await a treasure trove of new deep sea data.


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State of the Oceans — Log 43

A new study warns that carbon emissions could trigger a mass extinction in the oceans and researchers unveil a biodegradable plastic made from cactus.

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State of the Oceans — Log 42

Temporary fishing bans could be the best way to protect the world’s fish stocks while still providing the world with enough to eat, according to a new study.

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State of the Oceans — Log 41

Scientists discover a new form of plastic pollution, film a giant squid, find wild coral eating plastic and graphically show how our world is heating up.

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State of the Oceans — Log 40

The movement gathers momentum as new plastic bag bans are announced, and biologists record rare north Pacific right whale songs for the first time.

State of the Oceans — Log 39

State of the Oceans — Log 39

Canada moves to ban both single-use plastics and the captivity of whales and dolphins, as US special forces deploy to save coral reefs.

State of the Oceans — Log 38

State of the Oceans — Log 38

New research shows microplastics are common even in deep waters, the US government acts on ocean acidification and why you should never cruise.

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State of the Oceans — Log 37

One of the greatest mysteries about coral reefs has finally been solved, high-tech solutions to whale entanglements, and how students can influence their parents.