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- 12 September 2018 | Environment
The empirical theory that the presence of dolphins in the water protects surfers and swimmers from shark attacks has been debunked.
Scientists from the Murdoch University concluded that sharks are more likely to attack dolphins in sheltered waters than in the open ocean.
Researchers made over 600 boat trips and collected data from 343 dolphins swimming in more than 540 square kilometers of sheltered and open coastal waters off Bunbury and Busselton, in Western Australia.
- 10 September 2018 | Environment
Five years after it was dreamed up, it's finally on its way to the world's largest gyre of marine debris.
Ocean Cleanup, the marine garbage collection system founded by Boyan Slat in 2013, has finally been launched into the Pacific Ocean from the San Francisco Bay.
After five years of analysis, research, design, engineering, trials, and fine-tuning, System 001 is making its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
- 03 September 2018 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation is a world-renowned environmental institution with a very clear mission: to protect the world's ocean, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Surfrider activists, volunteers, and members are diverse and include ocean enthusiasts of all kinds: surfers, swimmers, windsurfers, kiteboarders, bodyboarders, stand-up paddleboarders, surf fishers, kayakers and coastal recreationists.
In 2018, the Surfrider Foundation celebrated 500 coastal victories. But, judging by its proactive efforts, it is quite clear that it is just warming up.
- Lewis Pugh completes "The Long Swim" along the length of the English Channel
- 20 things you should never flush down your toilet
- Surfrider Foundation launches new logo to celebrate 500 coastal victories
- Fascinating facts about the Great Barrier Reef
- Recycled floating park opens in Rotterdam
- City of Kwinana collects 815 pounds of garbage using drainage nets