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Friday, October 30, 2020

(News) RED SEA – UN Security Council demands ‘unconditional’ access to decaying Yemen tanker

https://www.yemenonline.info/politics/4260 Members of the Security Council on Friday called on the Iran-backed Houthis to immediately give access to UN experts to the decaying Safer tanker in the Red Sea. “The members of the Security Council...

(Ops) SOUTH AFRICA – Many fish washed ashore in Simon’s Town, Cape Town.

https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/discarded-fishing-nets-otherrelated-items-growing-threat-to-marine-life-d9159ac7-aeff-4771-9b1d-a324d2a956fd As fishing gear becomes a growing threat to marine life globally, Shark Spotters’ coastal rehabilitation team recently removed a large amount that had washed ashore in Simon’s Town, Cape Town. Shark Spotters chief executive...

(News) OMAN – 1,000 mangrove saplings planted in Oman

https://timesofoman.com/article/1000-mangrove-saplings-planted-inoman A campaign to cultivate mangroves led to the planting of 1,000 saplings in Al Wusta governorate. The Environment Authority carried out the campaign in which the specialists of the Marine Environment Conservation Department, in...

(News) OMAN – 6,000 turtles returned to sea in Oman

https://timesofoman.com/article/6000-turtles-returned-to-sea-in-oman Nearly 6,000 turtles were returned to the sea with the help of the Environment Authority (EA) and locals in south Al Sharqiyah. EA said: "With the efforts of the Observers of the Environment and...

(Ops/Rescue) INDIA – Three students rescued while drowning in Murdeshwar sea

https://www.sahilonline.net/en/three-people-from-bangalore-resuedwho-are-going-to-be-drown-in-murdeshwar-beach-bhatkal Lifeguards at Murdeshwar beach rescued three tourists from drowning on Sunday evening. A group of nine students studying in Bangalore College had come to Murdeshwar on a picnic. After visiting the Murdeshwar temple, the students...

(Ops/SAR) ARABIAN SEA – Boat capsizes in Udupi: 1 missing, 5 rescued

https://www.sahilonline.net/en/fishing-boat-capsizes-in-padubidriudupi-one-fisherman-missing-five-rescued A boat carrying six fishermen capsized here in Arabian sea at Hejamadi in the district on Sunday, as a result, one of the fishermen is reportedly missing, while remaining five were rescued.

(News) KENYA – Mangrove forests shrink as illegal logging persists

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/big-read/2020-10-13-mangroveforests-shrink-as-illegal-logging-persists/ The shrinking of mangrove forests is hurting the marine ecosystem, a tragedy slowly unfolding in Lamu county. Mangroves are a group of trees and shrubs that grow in the coastal inter-tidal zone and a...

(News) RED SEA – Eleven dead dolphins wash up on Marsa Alam beach

https://egyptindependent.com/11-different-sized-glass-mouth-dolphinswere-discovered-dead-in-red-seas-marsa-allam-beach/ Eleven dead dolphins of varying sizes washed up on the Red Sea’s Marsa Allam beach, south of Wadi al-Gamal, according to environmentalist sources. The dolphins included seven mature females, one mature male, and three juveniles.

(News) INDIA – Kerala’s Kappad among eight Indian beaches to get coveted ‘Blue Flag’...

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/oct/11/keralaskappad-among-eight-indian-beaches-to-get-coveted-blue-flag-certification-2208923.html Eight beaches in India have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification, the environment ministry said on Sunday. Terming it a "proud moment" for the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the certification is...

(Ops) OMAN – Endangered loggerhead turtle undergoes lifesaving operation in Oman

https://timesofoman.com/article/endangered-loggerhead-turtleundergoes-lifesaving-operation-in-oman Timely action by the specialists of the Environment Authority (EA) saved the life of an endangered Loggerhead Turtle. With a fishing hook stuck inside its mouth, the turtle was struggling for its life. The...
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