Deep below the Atlantic Ocean’s surface, glowing objects glide through the inky black depths. On closer inspection, it is clear that they are actually a special group of fish, lanternfish, who get their name from their incredible ability to produce light.
Researchers have made micro plastic measurements in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. In the first 200 meters of the water layer, they estimate that there are approximately 12 to 21 million tons of waste.
There are 12-21 million tons of tiny plastic fragments floating in the Atlantic Ocean, scientists have found. A study, led by the UK's National Oceanography Centre, scooped through layers of the upper 200m of the ocean during a research expedition through the middle of the Atlantic.
Argentina and the United Kingdom are holding talks in Geneva, with the International Red Cross for a new agreement on the identification of soldiers' remains in the Argentine Memorial cemetery at Darwin in the Falkland Islands, where there is still at least one grave with uncertainty as to the name/names of who are buried.
The African Tourism Board declares St. Helena as part of Africa and welcomes Destination Management Company Island Images as their first member on that remote British Island Territory in the Atlantic Ocean.
Argentina's defence minister, Oscar Aguad, will publish on Monday a summary prepared by the Mayor state of that country, Infobae reported, establishing the military responsibilities of the Navy in the sinking of the submarine ARA San Juan, found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on November 2018, one year after its vanishing.
Argentina harshly condemned the “lamentable declarations of British MEP Robert Rowland” in which he threatened foreign fishing in the Falklands area with “the same treatment as the Belgrano,” in reference to the Argentine cruise sunk by the United Kingdom during the 1982 war.
Two riverboat shipping companies are interested in carrying cargo from Bolivia through the Paraná-Paraguay waterway to the port of Montevideo, Uruguay's National Ports Administration (ANP) president, Alberto Díaz, said Wednesday.
The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is ten times greater than it was a decade ago, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. Scientists investigating plastics in seas surrounding the remote British Overseas Territories, including East Falkland, discovered they are invading these unique biologically-rich regions. This includes areas that are established or proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Pro and anti-whaling nations are set for a showdown when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets in Brazil from Monday as Japan leads an assault on a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Tokyo heads into the biennial meeting as chair of the 88-nation body determined to shake-up what it says is a dysfunctional organization mired in dispute and unable to make key decisions.