Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XII

Fate of oils in the ocean: Oil spills are one of the significant reasons of pollution of the marine ecology.  In earlier articles, we have seen environmental impacts of oils.  Although not a substantial cause of marine pollution (as compared to urban and agricultural runoffs), I will still like to dwell more on this topic … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XII

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XI

Environmental effects of oil spill: Hi friends, as I had mentioned in my last article “Oil Spill” comes as a bolt from the blue.  It often results in both immediate and long-term environmental damage. Some of the long-term ecological destruction can last for even decades after the spill occurs. Once released into the aquatic system, … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XI

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – X

Oil spills and their effects on marine ecology Hi Friends, there is an old saying which says, “Of all the things you choose in life, you don't get to choose what your nightmares are. You don't pick them; they pick you”.     The incidence of an oil spill is the worst nightmare shipping industry can ever … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – X

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – IX

Impact of shipping on marine pollution: With over 80 percent of global trade being carried on board ships and handled by seaports worldwide, the importance of maritime transport for business and development cannot be overemphasized. 10.3 billion tons (10,300,000,000 MT) of cargo was transported by sea in 2017.  The number of sea-going ships (cargo ships … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – IX

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – VIII

Hello everyone and welcome back to the eighth installment of “Oceans caught between the devil and deep blue sea…” Today, I am feeling especially sad to write, since today is Holi and under the name of tradition, in India, people waste millions of liters of water.  The water situation in this country is dire. Over … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – VIII