It’s no secret that the world’s ocean trash problem is getting bad; looking at a handful of images from the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch should be enough to convince anyone. As for all of our litter that doesn’t end up in the middle of the ocean? It often stays close to shore, where volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup pick some of it up, cataloging all the items they find.
Search For New Antibiotics Goes To The Bottom Of Oceans
The $12 million project, undertaken by Aberdeen University, is launched to find a new generation of infection-busting substances among seabeds.
With infections becoming ever more resistant to drugs, scientists are turning to the deep sea in the hope of finding the next generation of antibiotics.
[Image by Flickr user NOAA Library]
Soup is a photo series that documents the millions of tiny pieces of plastic floating in our oceans. Pollution has never looked so pretty.
These robot orbs are being readied to roll out by the hundreds to take measurements about the life and environment of hard to reach ocean depths.