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Seismic surveys – the full story?

Humans have moved into all areas of the world, and even if they are not present, evidence of them is. The marine environment is no different. Marine litter has been of foremost concern but there is growing interest and concern over anthropogenic noise in the marine environment. Seismic surveys, shipping, high power sonar, and echo […]

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Marine Protected Areas

What’s a marine protected area (MPA)? Are all MPA’s the same? Do they actually work? The definition of a protected area from IUCN is: ‘a clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values’. A marine […]

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