World’s Most Dangerous Oceans Identified

Some of the world’s busiest oceans are hotspots for shipwrecks, often caused by adverse weather that will only increase with climate change, according to a new study.

The South China Seas and East Indies, the East Mediterranean and Black Sea, and the North Sea and British Isles had the most accidents between 1999 and 2011. There were 293 accidents in the South China Seas and East Indies, where more than 70 percent of the world’s corals thrive. The area is known for its marine biodiversity.

Scientists at Southampton Solent University carried out the study for the World Wildlife Fund. Read more…

Happy World Oceans Day!

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