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Ocean Newsletter 2017

palaeolithic fish hookNovember 2017
Client: Ocean Policy Research Institute (through JTC)

The Ocean Newsletter came our way again, after an absence of a year or two. This is a collection of ocean-related articles covering a wide range of issues. The subjects this year included the problems of degraded microplastics and the threat they pose to marine life, the search for oceans on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and the discovery of a Palaeolithic fish hook in a cave near Okinawa. Dated 23,000 years before present and said to be the world’s oldest fish hook (so far!), the hook was made from sea shell and is seen as proof that Palaeolithic people were far more advanced than was previously thought (now, where have we heard that before?). The articles will eventually be published on the OPRI website.