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Marine Ecosystems

The oil rush in the Mediterranean Sea threatens wales and dolphins. They see seismically and through exploring the deepwaters the acoustic pressure rises up to 10.000 fold.  Ocean care promotes more silent methods like Marine Vibroseis instead of Airguns.

Small-scale driftnet fisheries are one source for vast by-catch. The European Commission offers a public consultation until 28th of June 2013 to decide if the legal framework from 1998 needs adaptation.

Plastic debris in the sea pose a higher toxic threat than it does anyway by clocking animals stomach. New research has shown, that also organic contaminants like PCBs or PAHs (carcinogenic and so on) are sorbed to the plastics surface. When animals ingest these particles the will also be intoxified, which in the next step also reaches the further food chain..