Representative image of Oil-spill in Ocean

Photo: Smithsonian

Indian Scientists develop Eco-friendly Method To Tackle Oil Spill

National Institute of Ocean Technology has come up with an eco-friendly mechanism to fight oil-spills in seas and oceans. Scientists devised a crude-oil bioremediation technology, which uses a group of marine-microbes wheat bran inactivated on agro-residue bacterial cells. Reportedly, the hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria uses petroleum products as its energy source. The study further found immobilized bacteria had a more efficient oil-degrading… read-more

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 08:03 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Oil Spill, Water pollution, Ship-wreck, microbes, hydrocarbons, National Institute of Ocean Technology

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Dead dolphin washed up to a shore in Mauritius

Photo: Greenpeace Africa

Atleast 38 Dolphins Carcasses Found on Mauritius Beach After the Oil Spill

Atleast 38 dolphins have died till August 28 on the island of Mauritius near the oil spill site. The spill was caused by a Japanese ship, MV Wakashio, that hit a coral reef on July 25, and started leaking oil after a week. A government official from the Fisheries Ministry, Jasvin Sok Appadu, said, "I can confirm we have so far found the carcasses of 38 dolphins."

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 07:27 PM / by Kajol Pravina

Tags: Mauritius, Oil Spill, Japanese Ship, Dolphin carcass

Courtesy: LiveMint

Japanese Ship

Photo: The Indian Express

1000 Tons of Oil Leaked Into Indian Ocean; Experts Fear Ecological Crisis

The Japanese carrier which ran onto a coral reef off Mauritius on July 25, is feared to have set-off a major ecological crisis. At least 1000 tons of oil is said to have been leaked into the Indian Ocean. Reportedly, the carrier had passed through the annual inspection in Japan. "The ship has now stopped leaking oil, but the nation must brace itself for worst case scenario," said Mauritius PM.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 - 02:48 AM / by Antara Paul

Tags: Japan, Mauritius, Oil Spill, Coral Reefs

Courtesy: The Indian Express