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Sands of Change: Global Marine Extraction Threatens Biodiversity

In a concerning revelation, the marine dredging industry is extracting a staggering six billion tons of sand annually, equivalent to over 1 million dump trucks' worth per day. This massive extraction of sand and other sediments is exerting tremendous pressure on marine life and ecosystems, with far-reaching consequences for biodiversity and coastal communities.

Widespread Species Shrinkage, with Fish among Most Affected

In a sweeping global analysis encompassing thousands of animal and plant species, a concerning trend has emerged: species across the board are shrinking in size. Researchers have pinpointed this phenomenon most prominently in fish, which are undergoing significant reductions in size.

Marine Pollution; Shipwrecks at Risk of Spilling 6 Billion Gallon Oil

Marine pollution from sunken vessels is predicted to reach its highest level this decade, with over 8,500 shipwrecks at risk of leaking approximately 6 billion gallons of oil, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Climate Change; Marine Species to Loss Habitat Ranges

Majority of marine species is likely to lose considerable amounts of their present habitat ranges by the end of this century if...

eDNA, a Science For The Ocean

Aimed at protecting and preserving Marine World Heritages, the United Nations has embarked on a mission “environmental DNA” (e-DNA) with the participation of the local...

Marine Species leaving Equator region to the Poles

Have you heard about global warming pushing several animals from their natural habitats? Well, it is true and now a new study revealed that...

Marine Planning for Lakshwadeep and Puducherry

India and Norway will jointly work in the area of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in Lakshadweep and Puducherry to ensure that human activities at...

Oceans abounding with Human made sound

Humans have not only changed the temperature and surface of the planet Earth but also affected the sounds in nature. These changes in sounds...

Marine Industry stayed afloat in Covid time but not the seafarers 

The Marine Industry stayed afloat throughout 2020, transporting medicines, food and other essential goods across the countries even at times of strict lock-downs. However,...

Some Latest Ocean Facts

The United Nations have come out with a few of the latest data with respect to oceans from climate change to fish stock. Here are...