UN forges historic deal to protect ocean life: what researchers think

After years of debates and discussions, nations have agreed on a High Seas Treaty to protect marine biodiversity and provide oversight of international waters. It is being lauded by researchers as an important step for conservation that encourages international research collaboration without hindering science. Click here for the full article.

Why should we care about the ocean pollution data gap?

Plastic pollution garners headlines, but a plethora of other chemicals and contaminants—mostly unseen—are likely doing as much, if not greater, harm to ocean health. On this score, we know frighteningly little: There has been no comprehensive global effort to harmonise, collate, analyse and interpret data to build a comprehensive picture of marine pollution.

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