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  • How your car sheds microplastics into the ocean thousands of miles away

    How your car sheds microplastics into the ocean thousands of miles away0

    The impact of car travel on the environment is well known. Exhaust emissions pollute the atmosphere with gases that raise global temperatures and make the air less safe to breathe. Sadly, the problems don’t end there. Scientists have been studying another problem – and one that connects your daily commute to the most remote stretches

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  • Seafloor currents sweep microplastics into deep-sea hotspots of ocean life

    Seafloor currents sweep microplastics into deep-sea hotspots of ocean life0

    What if the “great ocean garbage patches” were just the tip of the iceberg? While more than ten million tonnes of plastic waste enters the sea each year, we actually see just 1% of it – the portion that floats on the ocean surface. What happens to the missing 99% has been unclear for a

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  • Ocean Heroes Surfing the Spectrum

    Ocean Heroes Surfing the Spectrum0

    Ocean Heroes Surfing the Spectrum Since 2016, Ocean Heroes has shared the thrill and wonder of surfing with over three thousand autistic children in Australia, enabling them to build self-belief in a supportive and fun environment. This fantastic organisation is thinking outside the box and taking the concept of surf therapy for autistic children to

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  • Irish ocean offshore wind energy is 70GW Patricia Comiskey

    Irish ocean offshore wind energy is 70GW Patricia Comiskey0

    Interview with Patricia Comiskey, Ocean Energy Programme Manager at SEAI Tell us about your current role and how it relates to the energy sector? I work as the Programme Manager for Ocean Energy. The role is primarily about how SEAI can help ocean energy technologies develop so that they can be used commercially to generate

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  • one in four habitats in remote open ocean threatened by longline fishing

    one in four habitats in remote open ocean threatened by longline fishing0

    Unlike the many species which stalk the shallow, coastal waters that fisheries exploit all year round, pelagic sharks roam the vast open oceans. These are the long-distance travellers of the submarine world and include the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, and also one of the fastest fish in the sea, the shortfin mako shark,

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