Ecology

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Ecology

What is magnet fishing ?

Want to search the bottom of the water for “treasure”, but also to clean up the waterways? Magnet fishing is trendy and already invades the rivers of all countries. Magnet fishing, what is it? Magnet fishing involves throwing a neodymium magnet attached to a long rope into a waterhole: lake, river, marina … This activity […]

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Oysters to decontaminate the bay of New York

New York Bay, where once life was abundant, is now known as a no-go zone because of its pollution. It is to remedy this problem that “The billion Oyster Project” was born in 2014. It plans to save the bay by using the filtering capacity of the oyster. An Amazing Creature Indeed, the adult oyster […]

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Change of color of the ocean, climate emergency

By the end of the century, the mosaic of blues and greens of the oceans could change. This is revealed by a new study published in “Nature communications”. Why is the ocean changing color? Sunlight penetrates more than 180 meters below the surface of the ocean. Everything beyond that is plunged into darkness. On the […]

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What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

The 7th continent or the plastic continent In the heart of the oceans, where the waters have little to do with tourism or merchant shipping, a huge territory called “7th continent”, made of hundreds millions of tons of plastics, is growing day after day. This deposit of waste accumulated by currents constitutes an island that […]

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How ocean pollution affects your health?

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans, adding to the 150 million tons thought to be already circulating there. Whilst the devastating effects of plastic pollution on marine life are already well documented, people are just beginning to understand how plastic pollution affects human health. Yet the problem is far more widespread […]

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Fishing magnet, Is it legal in US and UK?

Magnet fishing legislation is quite flexible. The practice is of a general tolerated and appreciated because it participates in the depollution of the water points. Prohibition of magnet fishing Nowadays, a single French department prohibited the magnet. The prefect of the Somme release a decree against magnet fishing. According to the prefecture, the practitioners of […]

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The incredible challenge of Laurent Ballesta

The famous Laurent Ballesta is engaged in the rediscovery of the Mediterranean. He will explore the seabed for a month with three other divers: an adventure completely new! Laurent Ballesta is a French underwater photographer and biologist. Today author of 13 books devoted to underwater photography, he also initiated the production of numerous documentary films […]

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The pollution of the ships, danger for the marine fauna?

On June 5, 2019, the NGO Transport & Environment published an alarming report on the pollution generated by cruise liners . The association has calculated that cruise ships are up to 20 times more polluting than millions of vehicles. This pollution is not without consequence on the health of the residents but also on the […]

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Floating nets epidemics of oceans

Every year, they decimate hundreds of creatures that populate the seas and oceans: true silent killers! it’s about ghost nets. Abandoned or lost, they haunt seabeds and account for about 10% of marine litter. This phenomenon is unfortunately too little known to the public. What is a ghost net? Ghost nets are fishing gear such […]

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Plastic found in the Mariana Trench

The explorer and former US Navy Victor Vescovo descended 10.927 meters deep with his submarine. It was May 1 2019, in the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean. This exploit was unfortunately also marked by the discovery, at such a depth, of a plastic bag. »READ ALSO – Mariana Trench, the deepest place on earth […]

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Under the Pole, underwater polar expeditions

What is Under the Pole? Created in 2007 by Ghislain Bardout and Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout, a couple who have made their passion for exploration a profession and a way of life. The Under the Pole expeditions were born with the aim of pushing the limits of underwater exploration and to present the unexplored underwaters regions to […]

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Floating garbage can collects trash and cleans ocean

Two Australians, Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton, have just launched the marketing of their Seabin, a garbage cans whose purpose is to trap waste that flood ports and coasts. Birth of the Seabin project These surfers, passionate about the ocean, are boat builders, and product designers. Pete Ceglinski explained “I spent my childhood in the […]

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Dead zones, a major threat for aquatic life?

What is a dead zone? Dead zones, zones deprived of oxygen, are multiplying in the oceans, both in the depths and on the shore. As a result of the misuse of chemicals and global warming, these 245,000 km2 areas continue to grow alarmingly. Thus in the bay of Bengal, on a surface of 60 000 […]

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Shark Protection, A cross-border conservation pact signed by 126 countries

The CMS World Convention on Migratory Species, which was taking place in Manila, Philippines, has just ended. And we got some excellent news: 126 countries have ratified a transboundary pact, whose goal is to extend the protection of many species of sharks and other migratory animals, to all territorial waters of the planet. Each country, […]

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Pollution Is Turning Sea Snakes Black for a Surprising Reason

In the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, the waters of some areas are so polluted that turtle-headed sea snake have changed color in order to survive. Emydocephalus annulatus, live in the waters of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Caledonia. Some of them frequent polluted waters, near industrial and urban centers. French and Australian researchers have […]

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Fish eat plastic in the ocean because it smells like food

Researchers have discovered that plastic waste deceives fish by giving off an odor similar to that of their food. Until now, scientists thought that fish swallowed plastic by accident. But a study published by the journal Royal Society Publishing has just put an end to this belief, the fish would be duped by the smell […]

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Sand, an endangered natural resource

Today, 75% to 90% of the world’s natural sand beaches are disappearing. Maybe soon, the paradisiacal beaches synonymous with holidays for all of us, will be old memory. This fenomen is mainly due to rising sea levels and increased storm action, but also to massive erosion caused by the human development of shores. Many low-lying […]

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Floating UFO home lets you live Underwater

Let me present you a new incredible invention, a Floating UFO home in which you can live underwater… This new “house” floating on water is named Anthenea, and allows you to live between sea and sky. An ecological floating house It was designed by a French naval architect, Jean-Michel Ducancelle. Completely ecologist, this house is […]

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Researchers Have Invented Plastic From Shrimp

Plastics is now a global scourge, with more than 311 million tonnes of plastic waste discarded worldwide. Only 14% is recycled! And this pollution unfortunately puts all types of ecosystems in danger. Henderson Island in the Pacific is the perfect example of this serious environmental threat. That’s why researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard […]

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Sustainable Shoes Made Using Algae, Credible Alternative Against Pollution?

Textile industry is experiencing a real revolution! We already knew the Piñatex, a vegetable leather made from pineapple fibers. Last month, a new innovation has just been born. Vivobarefoot, a British company, in partnership with Bloom, another company specialized in manufacturing soles with algae, has just created amphibious sneakers entirely designed with fibers derived from […]

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How to Buy Sustainable Canned Tuna?

One can be a diver and consume seafood, this is not incompatible. However, it is important to ensure that what is bought is a product of responsible fishing and not a product of overfishing or from a destructive fishing method. Tuna box be carefull Canned tuna are very popular, just for the US, their sale […]

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The Environmental Impact of Sunken Shipwrecks

Underwater wrecks get damaged fast Our ocean is full of wrecks, thousands of shipwrecks sunk during the Second World War and today many many boat are still sinking by accident or intentionnaly to make great dive spots. All the divers love diving in wreck nevertheless the shipwrecks are a potential pollution source. Beneath the effect […]

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The Cook Islands Create One of the Largest Marine Park in the World

The Cook Islands, an archipelago located in the South Pacific Ocean, have decided to create the world largest protected sanctuary: 1.9 million square kilometers ! Kevin Iro, an environmental activist and former New Zealand rugby player, launched the idea five years ago, and the local parliament has just validated the proposal. For Cook Islands Prime […]

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Croatia has its First Underwater Winery and it’s Open to Divers

Great news ofr scuba divers and wine lovers. Now you can conciliate your best hobby and favorite drink! An ancestral conservation technique A Croatian domain offers diving sessions to discover a cellar based in a wreck. This wine property is located in Drače, in the peninsula of Pelješac, in the south of Croatia. “Edivo Vina” […]

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Saving Marine Turtles from Guyanese Fishermen’s Nets

Each year, after a long journey full of dangers, sea turtles come to lay eggs on the beaches of Guyana. Very fond of jellyfish, they often accidentally swallow plastic bags, confusing them with their favorite prey. Furthermore, the poor turtles are often caught by fishing nets placed at the bottom of the water. And as […]

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Evolutionary Secrets Help Red Sea Corals Withstand Heat

A resistant coral species Global warming causes severe bleaching of coral reefs. A team of researchers from the Institute of Marine Science of Eilat are studying an astonishing variety of corals that, unlike others, resist pretty efficiently to the effects of global warming and the rise of the sea temperature. Maoz Fine and his team […]

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Deepest Place on Earth Contains Extraordinary Pollution Levels

Pollution spares nothing, it spreads everywhere. Even the almost inaccessible world of underwater depths is a victim of pollution. This is what has just been discovered by a team of British scientists, and what the journal Nature Ecology has just revealed on 13 January. The scientists probed, using a submarine robot equipped with traps, two […]

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Ocean Cleanup, Cleaning the Oceans Will Start in 2018

A revolutionary project A 23-year-old Dutch environmentalist, Boyan Slat, an engineer in aeronautics, became famous with his project The Ocean Cleanup, which aims to rid the oceans of plastic pollution. He had the great idea of cleaning the ocean in 2011, when he discovered, during a scuba dive, a heap of plastic waste in the […]

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A larva which devours plastic, a new hope for the environment

Insects to get rid of plastic Researchers have just discovered that the worm of a butterfly was able de get rid of polyethylene, plastic used to make supermarket plastic bags, water bottles and others drinks. This larva, the Galleria mellonella nicknamed the false wax moth, is a caterpillar which settles in beehives. A beekeeping woman […]

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Henderson Island Breaks the World Record for Plastic Pollution

Plastic polluting our oceans Henderson Island, a desert island on the south Pacific, became with its seventeen tons of plastic waste, one of the most polluted parts of the world. This 47 Km2 atoll belongs to Pitcairn british colony, far from civilization , and yet, with its white sand beaches, coconut trees and tropical plants […]

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Coral Bleaching, What You Need to Know

The coral, a kind of small anemone of the seas with a limestone skeleton, lives in symbiosis with a micro colored alga, the zooxanthelle. He offers him shelter, and to thank him, the alga will provide him with oxygen and nutrients. Without this exchange, the coral could not feed, plankton being rare because of the […]

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The Pros and the Cons of Cage Dive with Great White Sharks

What is cage diving? The cage diving consist in observe sharks while being in a cage underwater, using fish blood to attack those predators. No scuba tank is used for this kind of dive so everybody can participate, no license is needed. There is a big difference between cage diving and Shark Feeding. Cage diving […]

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3d printing: coral reef soon saved?

3D print corals to saved the Oceans ? Today more than 60% of the corals are endangered. Climate changes and human activities are threatening corals health because of two phenomenon: the water temperature and acidity increase, this will lead to a massive coral bleaching at first and then to the death of those organism. To […]

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They grow their own vegetables underwater

Grow vegetables under water, fantasy or reality ? After the underwater houses, a new revolution takes place, this time in the field of agriculture; The company Ocean Reef develops new farms … underwater. This fabulous adventure started 4 years ago in the province of Savona, near the town of Noli, off the coast of Italy, […]

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Shark Feeding is it good or bad ?

Shark feeding, what is it ? Shark feeding », consist in feeding sharks in order to observe them really closely. This controversial activity animate debate for long between divers. This hobby started in French Polynesia in the 80’s, and quickly spread all over the world. Every day, hundreds of dives take place in the world […]

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4 reasons why you should never touch marine life

It is often difficult for beginners to stay away from the surrounding sea creatures during his first dives and to avoid to touch them. Indeed it’s very tempting, especially when your partner wants to take pictures as a memory! It is therefore necessary for a diver to know that his or her behavior is not […]

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Microplastics, the scourge of aquatic life worldwide

A lot of cosmetic preparations use micro plastic particles synthetic polymer.The microbeads are used for the manufacture of scrubs, they are so small that they can not be filtered by wastewater treatment and they’re not biodegradable.  Risks of microparticules  Every day, 800 billion of them end up in the oceans.Ingested by aquatic animals they represent […]

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