Students, teachers and seafarers wishing to look beyond the AUSMEPA curriculum units on Marine Pests and Threats and Marine Stormwater Pollution for further information may find SeaWeb an excellent resource.
Although US based, SeaWeb are exclusively dedicated to communicating workable, science-based solutions to ocean threats. These threats are largely common throughout the entire marine environment.
They have five newsletters and of note is the Marine Science Review, providing citations and abstracts from influential marine science research.
An extract from the Marine Science Review in July 2013 (below) focuses on Introduced Species with research information about pollution from ship ballast and hulls.
July 9, 2013
- Invasion Science
- Occurrence and Establishment
- Vectors and Pathways
- Ballast Water: Issues and Management
- Introduced Species and Climate Change
- Introduced Species and Disease
Also of note within the SeaWeb Resources page is the Ocean Issue Briefs page with the following links of note on land-based pollution topics.
- Chemical Pollution and Marine Mammals (2008)
- Contaminated Sediments (2004)
- The Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' (2008)
- Harmful Algal Blooms and Toxins (2007)
- Marine Arctic Contamination (2000)
- Marine Debris (2008)
- Nonpoint Source Pollution and Coastal Environments (2000)
- Nutrients (2002)
- Ports & Dredging (2004)
- Toxic Chemical Pollution (2002)