Mon, 26 September 2022
There are times that we, as humans, think that we can't affect the ocean because it is so big and so deep. In fact, there used to be a saying: "The solution to pollution is dilution." But scientists and engineers realized that there is a tipping point where there is so much pollution that dilution is impossible. The same truth works for noise pollution. Noise can reach many places including the deep sea, according to a recent study. I am going to discuss why the results of this noise study should throw caution into the wind for deep-sea mining.
Link to article: https://bit.ly/3fiwSEu
Mon, 15 June 2020
An article in Science Magazine (link below) shows how deep-sea bottom currents are concentrating microplastics in specific areas. Unfortunately, these areas are the same areas that are high in biodiversity. The biodiverse hot spots are diverse because of the same current systems that create the microplastic hot spots.
The bottom line is that we all need to reduce our plastic consumption.
Link to Article: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6495/1140.full
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Direct download: SUFB_S1017_BottomCurrentsCreateMicroplasticHotspotsAffectingBiodiversity.mp3
Category:Deep Sea -- posted at: 12:00am EDT