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Posted on June 19, 2018 - 9:59am, by raye

Attention knitters: Researchers harvest uranium from the sea with a yarn “net”

Using high-tech polymeric material, researchers have created a "yarn" that is able to absorb uranium from the ocean. Uranium, more commonly mined for, is rare to find on land and requires extensive refining and processing. This new technology could eliminate certain costs and remove the need to mine, which is environmentally damaging. (via ars Technica)

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Are you interested on updating your knowledge on the European seafood sector? Are you a young professional or researcher in the seafood sector? Are you a student of business or finances?

PrimeFish and the Technical University of Bremenhaven will join international experts and industry representatives from the 6th to the 10th of August in Bremerhaven (Germany), one of the largest hubs for the seafood industry in Europe.

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Posted on June 11, 2018 - 11:08am, by raye

Ecological “law” turns out to just be the result of us fishing

New research is breaking down Heincke's law. Instead of previous assumptions that older fish preferred deeper depths because of societal shunning or temperature, these fish are most likely traveling deep to escape from being food for us. Live and learn, fish style. (via Ars Technica

I asked 15 ocean plastic pollution experts about the Ocean Cleanup project, and they have concerns

Southern Fried Science dives into the effectiveness of the Ocean Cleanup Project through comparing responses from an interview with the COO of the Project against ocean plastic experts. Let's just say, most experts are wary of the Project's usefulness. (via SouthernFriedScience).

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Posted on June 4, 2018 - 9:55am, by raye

India Announces 'Game-Changing' Single-Use Plastics Ban

By 2022, India aims to be totally single-use plastic free. Along with this decision, India has joined the Clean Seas campaign and sets to limit ocean littering along their coasts. Holding the second largest population in the world, this decision could mean big changes in plastic wastes. (via UN Environment)

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Posted on May 29, 2018 - 1:09pm, by raye

Without seagrass we’d lose one-fifth of our biggest fisheries

The health of over 20% of our world’s largest fisheries are found to depend on an innocuous marine angiosperm, the seagrass. Seagrasses worldwide provide a safe haven for young fish, crustaceans and many others. Scientists fear the destruction of seagrass habitat is going unnoticed, leaving fisheries more vulnerable. (via Anthropocene)

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