Tag Archive for 'marine litter'

La Société Marine Section invites you to film screening of ‘Message in the Waves’ on 5th December 2017

October 30th, 2017 by La Société Guernesiaise

La Société Guernesiaise Marine Section is showing the film ‘Message in the Waves‘ about plastic litter in the ocean at Frossard Theatre, Candie Museum on Tuesday 5th December at 19:30. La Société Guernesiaise Marine Section revisits this poignant film 10 years after it first helped raise awareness of the extent of marine litter pollution around the world and […]

Take part in Guernsey beach litter art project at Les Cotils on Saturday 14 October 2017

October 11th, 2017 by La Société Guernesiaise

  To showcase the type and amount of litter found on the Guernsey sea shore, Elizabeth College Art department in conjunction with the Marine Biology Section of La Societe Guernesiaise invites people to participate in creating a community art project out of litter and rubbish collected from Guernsey’s sea shore. The creation of the art work will […]

Increasing amounts of plastic litter on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean

October 24th, 2012 by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Dr. Melanie Bergmann, biologist and deep-sea expert at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, has found that the amount of plastic litter on the Arctic sea floor has increased. Her findings are reported in the paper “Increase of litter at the Arctic deep-sea observatory Hausgarten” published in Marine […]

Guernsey’s Environment Department organises coastal clean-up campaign

July 7th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

Following the success of the first Guernsey Coastal Clean-up campaign last year the States of Guernsey Environment Department is organising the campaign again for 2011. The Coastal Clean-up will be held over the weekends of 16 and 17 July and 23 and 24 July 2011. The first Guernsey Coastal Clean-up in 2010 was part of […]

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers find plastic in nine percent of ‘garbage patch’ fishes

July 3rd, 2011 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its […]

New international co-operation to tackle marine debris and litter

March 31st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

Government representatives, major industries and leading marine researchers have come together to make a new set of commitments to tackle the widespread problem of debris in the world’s seas and oceans. Despite decades of efforts to prevent and reduce marine debris, such as discarded plastic, abandoned fishing nets and industrial waste, there is evidence that […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers remove marine borne litter from the Lihou Island shore

February 23rd, 2011 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared marine borne and local litter off the Lihou Island shore on Saturday 19 February 2011. The nine volunteers filled four large black bin bags. Two of the bin bags were filled with plastic bottles that had washed ashore. The GCV volunteers found also a crab pot, a gas cylinder, an […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers clear Portinfer beach during Beachwatch

September 25th, 2010 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

On 19 September 2010 during Beachwatch weekend the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared litter from Portinfer beach on Guernsey’s north-west coast. One volunteered found deflated party balloons with a straggle of ribbon attached.  If released, lighter-than-air helium balloons can travel great distances.  Balloons that settle on the sea may be ingested by marine turtles and cetaceans, […]