Ocean pollution went deeper than ever!

Ocean acidification has reached the highest level in 26,000 years, according to a new report

EU commits €1bn to protect the ocean

It renewed its pledge towards international ocean governance, with almost €500m to be invested in research, development and innovation in seed funding over the 2021-2023 period

Crabs, lobsters and monkfish – ‘fish to avoid!’

A new study has revealed the most endangered Scottish fish that consumers should try to abstain from eating

Worldwide collaboration will stop ocean plastic pollution from tripling

A new report claims that if the world work together on curbing plastic waste, more than 80% of pollution to Earth’s oceans could be prevented

G7 nations agree to stop new overseas coal funding in 2021

They have also made a commitment to accelerate the transition away from unabated coal capacity and to an ‘overwhelmingly decarbonised’ power system in the 2030s

UK launches world’s largest ocean monitoring system

The £2m Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network is expected to allow scientists to improve their understanding of the marine environment and restore the oceans

Plastic waste can cause deformities in marine life

A new study led by scientists from the University of Exeter found sea urchins raised in plastic-contaminated seawater samples suffered from a range of abnormalities, including deformed skeletons and nervous systems

World’s most remote island creates huge marine protection zone

Tristan da Cunha, home to the world’s most remote human settlement, has declared 687,000 square kilometres in the Atlantic Ocean will be protected

Your seafood platter might contain a hidden ingredient – plastic

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland studied five different kinds of seafood and found traces of plastic in every sample

‘Technologies to clean plastic waste from ocean surface won’t work’

Scientists say newly announced devices to skim rubbish from the top of the world’s seas won’t have any significant impact in cleaning up pollution