Our beaches are our summer playgrounds, yet beach litter and marine debris injures one-fifth of beach users, particularly children and older people.
The body of a shark was found washed ashore in Florida with the remains of an old hat wrapped around its body.
The UNSW team tracking cargo lost from a ship near Port Stephens are now predicting the path of the containers days in advance.
The first-ever chemical analysis of plastic collected from beaches around Lake Geneva detected cadmium, mercury and lead—sometimes in very high concentrations that exceed the maximum permitted under EU law. The abundance ...
Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats.
An experiment featuring the largest flotilla of sensors ever deployed in a single area provides new insights into how marine debris, or flotsam, moves on the surface of the ocean.
A single plastic carrier bag could be shredded by marine organisms into around 1.75million microscopic fragments, according to new research.
The 2011 Japanese tsunami set the stage for something unprecedented. For the first time in recorded history, scientists have detected entire communities of coastal species crossing the ocean by floating on makeshift rafts. ...
Plastic, metal, rubber and paper are some of the materials that pollute the world's oceans, often in the form of soda cans, cigarette butts, plastic bags and bottles, and fishing gear.
The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal ...