Researchers believe as much as 12.7 million tons of plastic waste is dumped into our oceans each year and that 95 percent of it comes from only 10 rivers, eight of which are in Asia. Find out more about these rivers and what is being done to clean them up by reading here.
Leg 8 of the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race got underway off Itajaí, Brazil, yesterday bound for Newport, Rhode Island. The 5,700-nautical-mile-long run takes sailors around the eastern end of Brazil, through the doldrums and across the Equator and then through the western Atlantic Ocean to Newport.
Orcas can recognize human speech and “talk back” through their blowholes, with noises that whales don’t usually make.
Despite the extensive damage inflicted on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten by Hurricane Irma last year, things are getting back to normal. There is perhaps no better sign of the recovery than the successful racing earlier this month of the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which drew in close to 4,000 people.