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The real ghost hunters – scientists are trying to prevent ghost nets from killing turtles

January 6, 2020

Majority of the world’s fishing is done with nets. These huge plastic devices allow catching thousands of tonnes…
More plastic than fish? Business leader and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt talks ocean health at U of T event

November 22, 2019

By 2050, there could be more plastic in the world’s oceans by weight than fish. This was just…
Investigation of oceanic black carbon uncovers mystery in global carbon cycle

November 8, 2019

In the global carbon cycle, “black carbon” — decay-resistant carbon molecules altered by exposure to fire or combustion…
Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

September 11, 2019

Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in…
Doubling Down

August 19, 2019

Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and could…
How Technology Can Help Us Fight Ocean Pollution

July 25, 2019

Our oceans have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past several decades. The pressures of industrial production, unchecked…
Nanoporous Material Nets Contaminant from Water

July 8, 2019

Toxic chemical contaminates water in 43 states. Barely visible material that looks like tiny grains of sand may hold…
Underwater sleuth

May 6, 2019

Before she turned into a deep-sea detective, Joleah Lamb herded fruit flies, groomed dogs and extracted blood from humans. But…
Sea anemones ingest plastic microfibers

April 1, 2019

Tiny fragments of plastic in the ocean are consumed by sea anemones along with their food, and bleached…
Oil spills could harm the Arctic more than expected

October 13, 2018

The Arctic sea ice is melting due to climate change. This creates an increased interest in exploring the…
How much plastic does it take to kill a turtle?

September 17, 2018

The risk that plastic pollution poses to the world’s declining sea turtle populations has been quantified for the…
Most of the plastics in the ocean are not floating – millions of tons are already hidden on the bottom

September 15, 2018

People seem to be more aware of plastic in the ocean than ever before. Now we know about…
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