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Marine Pollution

Seventy percent of the waste polluting the oceans is plastic, a virtually indestructible material that decomposes into smaller and smaller pieces. Fragments of less than 5 millimeters are called micro plastics. It is estimated that there are 5 trillion (5 million million) plastic pieces in the ocean which are capable of causing significant damage to food chains and marine ecosystems.

Marine Pollution

And the Great Garbage Patches

Currently, we estimate a total of approximately 8 million tons of plastic enter our ocean every year. The Ellen MacArthur…

Marine Pollution

The excess of nitrogen and phosphorus in the ocean

This type of pollution is caused by the over enrichment of water with nitrogen and phosphorus, usually coming from land…

Marine Pollution

Igor D'India sets an example

Igor D’India – explorer, videomaker and One Ocean Foundation ambassador – has embarked on a decade-long journey to save the…

Marine Pollution

They protect us

Oil spills like the one which took place in Mauritius on July 25th have a devastating impact on coral reefs…

Marine Pollution

Managing waste in a modern world

A large amount of plastic debris has accumulated in the ocean and become the most visible sign of modern society’s…

Marine Pollution

Environmentalists warn

The increase in disposable face masks and gloves being used to prevent the spread of coronavirus is threatening the health…

Marine Pollution

Igor of India's project for cleaning the seabed

“What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over”, but what about the bottom of our seas? Of the…

Marine Pollution

An exemplary project

A new awareness is being imposed on the general public in the wake of the pandemic. The concept that all…

Marine Pollution

Getting enough plastic in your shopping trolley?

Oristano (Sardinia, Italy) is home to an office of the CNR (the Italian National Research Council), where marine biologists and…

Marine Pollution

Its remoteness has not been enough

Scientists have found microplastics in Antarctic sea ice for the first time. The particles found were still relatively large in size,…