A HUGE QUANTITY OF PLASTIC IS ENTERING THE OCEANS It is estimated that 8 million US tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. That’s the equivalent of 16 shopping bags full of plastic for every metre of coastline According to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup 2018 report, the top 10 items found [...]
According to the Centre for Biological Diversity, fish in the North Pacific ingest 12,000 to 24,000 US tons of PLASTIC each year. By 2050 there will be more plastics in the world's ocean than fish by weight, unless we change our approach to plastic consumption While the thought of eating plastics with your next seafood [...]
A) 80% of the 8 million US tons plastic entering the oceans comes from land-based sources B) 75% of plastics from land-based sources comes from uncollected waste or litter, entering the oceans via rivers, sewage outlets, and storm drains C) Rivers deposit 2.75 Million metric tonnes of plastic into the seas every year D) 20% of ocean plastics [...]
One of the pioneers of tech diving, Michael Menduno is a legendary figure in the technical diving world. Watch out as he writes about a different topic that most people like me had never heard about – technical freediving. Briefly going over the history of tech diving at the start of his talk, Michael talked [...]
The oceans regulate our climate, absorbs carbon dioxide and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people on Earth. Asia is home to incredible green bio-diversity but all across the entire Asia Pacific, there are lots of threats to marine life such as bomb fishing, plastic and waste pollution. With the [...]
With the world's leading divers and eco marine tourism business and thought leaders coming to town for ADEX 2019, we talk to Monica Chin, Director of ADRECC, an environmental organisation in Asia, about her journey and how she's protecting the marine bio-diversity of Asia. Underwater360: Could you tell our audience more about yourself, what inspired [...]