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- 12 November 2018 | Environment
Meet the WasteShark, a smart aquatic drone that swims through the water to collect trash out of rivers ports, and marinas.
The relatively portable device - 1.55 meters long, 1.07 meters wide, and 45 centimeters mm deep - simultaneously scans and collects water quality data.
WasteShark is capable of gathering anything from plastics and vegetation like algae to any other floating debris, and even marine fuels, oils, and other chemicals.
- 08 November 2018 | Environment
Ghost nets are abandoned, lost or discarded fishing nets made from synthetic fibers that are left drifting in the world's oceans.
These silent killers can travel vast distances and are difficult to track.
Ghost nets will entangle, and eventually kill marine creatures like sea turtles, dolphins, fish, sharks, seabirds, whales and other living creatures.
- 05 November 2018 | Environment
Ross Edgley has finally completed the Great British Swim. He is the first person to swim around mainland Great Britain.
The 33-year-old athlete kicked off his swimming marathon in Margate, Kent, on June 1. He swam 2,000 miles at sea and spent 157 days in the water.
Edgley battled grueling ocean conditions, jellyfish sting, Storm Ali and Callum, and a disintegrating tongue while swimming around Great Britain.
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