There is no place left in the world’s oceans where plastic is not found.…

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There is no place left in the world’s oceans where plastic is not found.…

There is no place left in the world’s oceans where plastic is not found. This is one of the unsettling findings of the nearly five-year long Ocean Mapping Expedition of the Swiss Pacific Foundation. In navigating the southern hemisphere’s oceans, a number of scientists conducted studies about micro plastics and the impact of noise pollution on marine life, among others. The expedition vessel, Fleur de Passion, is currently docked in Cape Town. Dr Michel Andrè, is from Laboratory of Bioacoustic Applications in Barcelona: “They have theses organs that enable them to maintain their balance in the water and structure of these organs are very similar to our inner ear and when you expose them to some sounds you find the same acoustic trauma as you find in marine mammal ears to intense sound, and this, in that animals make them unable to find their prey and after a few days they die.” The Fleur de Passion is a 33 meter long vessel used as a minesweeper during the Second World War. But it’s now a floating research vessel, sweeping the oceans to study the human impact. In partnership with Cape Nature, the foundation welcomed four South African youngsters who spent seven days aboard the vessel. Travelling from Knysna to Mossel Bay, they participated in scientific experiments.





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