Tagged: Pacific Ocean


Swimming in a sea of plastic

Over five trillion tonnes of plastic particles weighing nearly 260,000 tonnes are afloat in the world’s oceans, according to a new study. Large plastic pieces are often found on coastlines, while microplastics are mostly...


Nitrogen accumulating in world’s oceans

Nitrogen compounds released into the atmosphere from combustion processes and agriculture is ending up in the open ocean. The build-up of nitrate could fertilise the growth of algae and cause certain types of bacterial...