A new University of Southampton study found offshore human activity and underwater sound may alter behavioural responses of certain invertebrate species. The altered responses by these species could have an effect on nutrient recycling, carbon storage and overall seabed productivity. To read the full story click here.
The increasing consumption rate of plastic is exasperating the fact that almost a third of all plastic disposed of escapes collection and the material has one of the lowest reuse rates compared to other commonly consumed industrial materials, clogging up infrastructure and our oceans. By 2050 experts at the World Economic Forum predict that pound for pound plastic will outweigh fish in our oceans. Click here to read more.
With about one in five fish around the world being caught illegally, satellite systems are proving to be effective in tracking and policing vessels in remote waters. Read the full story here.