Proof that pollution is man made

Proof that pollution is man made

02 June 2020

The world health crisis shut down much of the normal traffic flow of the Med giving the Sphyrna Odyssey, a research vessel sponsored by several organisations including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, a chance to study the sea in a low-noise pollution environment.

Another not-so-unexpected by-product of the lockdown was that the pollution levels in the sea were diminished. Pollution in the form of oil and organic matter was lessened considerably, especially in tourist areas. For example, a 50% drop in this type of pollution occurred between Monaco and Cassis.  

The research gathered during this period will be used to help scientists better help the marine mammals of the Mediterranean, as well as to help people make adjustments to protect them.

More information can be found on the monaco life website: https://monacolife.net/quiet-sea-mission-used-lockdown-to-advantage/



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