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Marine microplastics detected in bottom-dweller bellies for the first time

Around half of marine creatures living at depths of more than 2,000 metres in the North Atlantic could be eating microplastic material, marine scientists have discovered.

 

Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland sampled deep-sea starfish and sea snails from the Rockall Trough and found microscopic traces of plastic in 48 per cent of those sampled. The levels of plastic ingestion were comparable to those found in species living in shallower coastal waters.

 

POGO Newsletter 29, July 2017

This issue features various news articles from the POGO members, updates on Capacity Building, POGO Working Groups & POGO representation at international meetings.

 

Global experts launch project to ensure seaweed sustainability

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) News release, July 21, 2017

 

The seaweed industry is the fastest-growing of all aquaculture sectors, transforming the lives of millions of people, but the increasing threat from disease and pests has prompted a global research group into action to protect this multi-billion dollar commodity.

 

SCOR/IODE/POGO Side Event at UN Ocean Conference, Friday 9 June 2017

At the UN Ocean Conference taking place this week, SCOR will be hosting a side event, in collaboration with POGO and IODE, entitled, "Harnessing the Resources of International Ocean Science Organizations to Develop Capacity for Ocean Science in SIDS, LDCS and other Developing Countries"

 

The side event will be taking place:

 

on FRIDAY, 9 JUNE 2017

at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

location: CONFERENCE ROOM B, UNHQ

 

Ocean Science Centre Mindelo started

After two and a half years of construction, the new GEOMAR research station in Mindelo, Cape Verde, has been completed. Now the preparations for the scientific operation of the Ocean Science Center Mindelo have begun. The project is a cooperation of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the National Cape Verdean Fisheries Research Institute INDP.

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