Action on the Sea: Who is leading and what are they are doing?

  It is World Oceans Day and I would l love to be surfing or even walking along the beach but the wind is super-strong and the rain thrashing down. There will be a lot of clearing up to do after this storm. Storms make visible the pollution of the oceans as it is spewed onto the beaches. Plastics washed ashore by the tons, ropes, nets, cray-pots and unfortunately dead animals as well. Previously strong, healthy and well-fed sea birds and marine animals could weather the storms to a great extent. Now,… Read More

Protecting Cetaceans

Loud, repeated blasts of sonar can cause a dolphin to temporarily lose its hearing, according to an investigation into a suspected link between naval operations and cetacean strandings. Numerous beachings of whales, dolphins and porpoises have occurred over the past decade, prompting a finger of blame to be pointed at warship exercises. Some experts believe the mammals’ hearing becomes damaged by the powerful mid-frequency sonar used by submarines and surface vessels, prompting the creatures, which themselves use sound for navigation, to become disoriented. A investigation by the Nature and Parks Authority was… Read More