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10 ways you can help our Oceans in your daily life

Today we come to you with a few easy, practical tips that you can implement straight away in your daily life, which will lower your carbon footprint and lessen your impact on our oceans.  Check them out!   1. Conserve water at home: When you conserve water, you keep more of it from excessively running off, so less of it flows into the Oceans as wastewater.  2. Be mindful of the chemical product you use:  If you can, use environment-friendly cleaning and personal hygiene products, because they are less harmful to the Ocean, but also for your health. You can buy and even make these products, and also reusing containers you might have thrown out to place them into.  3. Proper disposal...

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Dreaming of a plastic free Ocean: Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup Project

Have you ever imagined a world free of pollution? A Planet where we no longer have to be concerned about climate change, and where nature thrives, bursting with diversity and abundance? Boyan Slat sure did. This young man dreamed of cleaning up the world’s oceans when he was only a teenager, and he made his dream a reality years later, in 2018, when he created the world’s first ocean cleanup system. Who is Boyan Slat? Boyan Slat is a young Dutch man of Croatian ancestry, born in Deft, Netherlands. His magnificent story started when he was only 16 and came to face the plastic problem directly. It happened when he went scuba diving in Greece. He was shocked to see...

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Did you know that only 1% of international waters are protected?

International waters represent around two-thirds of oceans and 43% of Earth’sSurface. The oceans alone represent 95% of Earth’s habitable space. And yet, only around 1% of international waters are protected today, through the figure of the Marine Protected Area (MPA).   The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), passed in 1982,gives a loose definition of international waters (also known as high seas). High seas comprise “all parts of the sea that are not included in the exclusive economic zone, in the territorial sea or the internal waters of a State, or in the archipelagic waters of an archipelagic State” (Article 86). Source: Sara Gemeny Wilkinson, ShareAmerica. A lot of things happen in these waters. To sum it...

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8 things about the ocean you didn't know

BLOG POST #1 Oceans make up 90 percent of Earth's surface and yet, in many ways they still remain a mystery. It is impossible to determine how much we really know about these giants, which is logical if we take into account that 95 percent of the ocean’s volume has yet to be explored. These bodies of salty water harbour the highest diversity and life on the planet known to date, and yet, it is thought that more than one third of all marine species are yet to be discovered.​In an attempt to learn a little bit more about the ocean today, we have gathered some fascinating facts that you might not know about and might surprise you:  1. Phytoplankton -also...

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