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rom entanglement to ingestion, sea animals are suffering as a result of our obsession with plastic and reluctance to switch to reusables.

rom entanglement to ingestion, sea animals are suffering as a result of our obsession with plastic and reluctance to switch to reusables.

MH Systems, Inc.Protecting marine environments with the best ballast water treatment systemAt MH Systems, we have developed a ballast water purification system that prevents worldwide ecological and economical damage to the waters of ports, harbors and inland waterways. In addition, our state-of-the-art system extends the life of ships with its anti-corrosive components. Our technology provides a one-two punch in the face of a growing marine prob

MH Systems, Inc.Protecting marine environments with the best ballast water treatment systemAt MH Systems, we have developed a ballast water purification system that prevents worldwide ecological and economical damage to the waters of ports, harbors and inland waterways. In addition, our state-of-the-art system extends the life of ships with its anti-corrosive components. Our technology provides a one-two punch in the face of a growing marine prob

The president of Palau decries those who are "raping our marine environment.”

The president of Palau decries those who are "raping our marine environment.”

Photographer Peter Tonningsen's Flotsam & Jetsam series consists of discarded objects from the sea, collected after they've washed up on the shores of San Francisco Bay. Peter then photographs them, afterwards arranging them into groups — thereby changing the context of the objects while still making a quiet statement about the fragility of our marine environment. Delicately beautiful work.

Photographer Peter Tonningsen's Flotsam & Jetsam series consists of discarded objects from the sea, collected after they've washed up on the shores of San Francisco Bay. Peter then photographs them, afterwards arranging them into groups — thereby changing the context of the objects while still making a quiet statement about the fragility of our marine environment. Delicately beautiful work.

INFO SHEET - Human impacts on marine environments –   Human impacts on the marine environment have increased along with population growth, developments in technology and changes in land use. Over-fishing, pollution and introduced species are all affecting life in the sea.

INFO SHEET - Human impacts on marine environments – Human impacts on the marine environment have increased along with population growth, developments in technology and changes in land use. Over-fishing, pollution and introduced species are all affecting life in the sea.

Infographic on shark finning and the importance of sharks in marine ecosystems - Pew Environment Group

Infographic on shark finning and the importance of sharks in marine ecosystems - Pew Environment Group

Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. After plastics enter the marine environment they slowly photodegrade into smaller pieces that marine life can mistake for food, sometimes with fatal results.  Ocean gyres concentrate plastic pollution in five main areas of the world’s ocean and various research groups are bringing back alarming data documenting plastics impacts.

Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. After plastics enter the marine environment they slowly photodegrade into smaller pieces that marine life can mistake for food, sometimes with fatal results. Ocean gyres concentrate plastic pollution in five main areas of the world’s ocean and various research groups are bringing back alarming data documenting plastics impacts.