30 Apr '16, 12pm

Launch of scientific expedition brings hope to threatened marine life in the Sound

Today, Oceana launches a research expedition in the Sound to document its fragile marine habitats and species and reveal the effects of the human activities threatening this biodiversity. Located between Sweden and Denmark, the Sound connects the brackish Baltic Sea to the saltier North Sea, creating a key area for a unique set of declining marine species and habitats in need of protection. The three-week expedition funded by a generous grant from the Swedish Postcode Foundation will gather data using Oceana’s state-of-the-art ROV (remotely operated vehicle) capable of filming life on the sea floor in full HD. Additional data will collected by Oceana’s professional divers and through bottom sampling. Oceana has visited the Sound during 2011, 2012, and 2013 expeditions of the Baltic Sea and Kattegat and the 2016 expedition will build on those efforts by focusing exclusively...

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