Friday, May 24, 2002

Ballast Busters

According to the UN Wire, regulations are being prepared by the International Maritime Organization to encourage the development of technological advances that deal with the continual threat of animal and plant introductions via ballast water. In the past there has been limited success with ozone, filtration, and dumping of ballast away from ports (the unintended effects of this on the open ocean have yet to be determined).