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June, 2019

  • 11 June

    Plastic pollution found at every depth of the ocean by deep-sea survey

    There could be more tiny particles of plastic drifting deep below the surface of the oceans than floating at the surface, according to a survey of the Pacific. The highest levels of plastic were found between 200 and 600 metres below the surface.  

  • 7 June

    Angel shark stocks nearing extinction in Irish waters

    A study published in ‘Endangered Species Research’ which analyzed angling data over a 40 year period from two angel shark hotspots in Irish waters, Tralee Bay and Clew Bay, revealed that there has been a sharp decline of at least 95% since the 1990s.  

  • 5 June

    Dead North Atlantic right whale found in Gulf of St. Lawrence

    A dead North Atlantic right whale has been found drifting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A report released late last year said there were only 411 right whales left alive.

  • 5 June

    Climate Change is altering North Atlantic right whale migration patterns

    New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine’s deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in recent years, putting the endangered species at increased risk. The study provides insights …

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