The New York Times discusses the need for the US to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, due to increasing pirate attacks, flags of convenience and other issues faced by mariners and the global commons.

MBARI researchers have been looking at the impacts of lost shipping containers on marine environments.  Shipping containers can fall overboard if they are improperly stacked and a vessel encounters rough seas.  For more information click here.

There are fewer fish now than at any time in modern history….fish stocks and marine biomass have been over-fished and devastated in many parts of the world.  There are some great infographics here that further explain what happened, what is happening, and what is likely to happen.