oceans

 
Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth
Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth
We might have been wrong about the plastic waste floating about our oceans, choking fish and spreading the waste-signature of humanity.
Fishing for a solution to catch marine life smugglers
Fishing for a solution to catch marine life smugglers
The government needs to deal with the poaching and smuggling of vital natural, economic and food resources as organised crime, but insufficient...
We’re dissolving the ocean floor
We’re dissolving the ocean floor
The ocean floor is dissolving, and it will get worse because of humans.
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
In the next 13 years, coastal cities such as Durban and Cape Town will face “catastrophic” floods twice as often as they do now because of rising...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
The oceans around Antarctica, the Southern Oceans, have been getting less salty. That’s a problem because it messes about with the balance of all...
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Oceans and seas cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, carry 95% of its biosphere and 80% of global trade. They are the support base for all life. Yet...
Buoy genius clears the coast
Buoy genius clears the coast
Devised and tested at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT), the buoy will feature locally sourced components as opposed to the fully...
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
An investigation by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has linked marine waste to the deaths of a...
Robot to test health of ocean 'lungs'
Robot to test health of ocean 'lungs'
Table Mountain is wreathed in cloud, with a skirt of fog, and in the distance rolling clouds are moving in from the south. A team of scientists from...
Sustainable fishing will save oceans
Sustainable fishing will save oceans
In the past 50 years, the global annual fish catch has increased fivefold. The search for new fishing areas has taken fleets into deeper waters and...
Manta rays are no longer mating, and it's a problem
Manta rays are no longer mating, and it's a problem
"Mantas!" shouts Guy Stevens from the top deck, pointing to huge bat-shaped shadows gliding under the rippling, turquoise water of...

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