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Plastic Pollution in the Antarctic Worse Than Expected

By MarEx 2017-06-19 19:06:00

The levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected, according to U.K. scientists. The continent is considered to be a pristine...

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MARAD Commissions In-Depth Internal Review

By MarEx 2017-06-19 17:12:01

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it has hired the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct an in-depth organizational review....

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Japan Launches Northern Pacific Whaling Campaign

By MarEx 2017-06-16 18:42:35

On Wednesday, Japan launched a new 12-year whaling program in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. For 2017, the program will target 43 minke whales and 134 endangered sei whales,...

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WWF Issues Guide to Marine Mammals in Northern Waters

By MarEx 2017-06-16 17:01:29

As summer arrives and more traffic heads for northern waters, there is more interaction between merchant vessels and Arctic wildlife. The decreasing extent of summer sea...

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FPSO North Sea Producer Poses Radiation Hazard

By MarEx 2017-06-14 21:27:22

Investigative reporting group Danwatch has confirmed that the FPSO North Sea Producer, beached for scrapping at Chittagong, contains dangerous quantities of...

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COSCO and MSC Recognized for Whale Protection

By MarEx 2017-06-13 21:49:02

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS) have released a report card on shipping company efforts to help protect...

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Big Ships Account for 80 Percent of Shipping's CO2

By Paul Benecki 2017-06-13 20:16:44

At Nor-Shipping 2017, researchers with DNV GL released a study that points to the difficulty of reducing the industry’s CO2 output below current levels....

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International Action on World Ocean Day

By MarEx 2017-06-07 20:43:32

June 8 is World Ocean Day and governments and NGOs around the world are working on projects to benefit ocean ecosystems: World's Largest Marine Pollution...

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Australia Ratifies Ballast Water Convention

By MarEx 2017-06-07 02:26:54

Australia has ratified the Ballast Water Management Convention, with Australia’s High Commissioner to Britain, Alexander Downer, signing the protocol in London this...

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Seismic Ships Could Clean Up Ocean Plastic

By MarEx 2017-06-06 19:40:09

Seismic survey company Petroleum Geo-Services has developed a concept for efficient, large scale collection of plastic from the oceans. The solution uses seismic vessels and...

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