That’s the conclusion of a new study by an international coalition of scientists taking a hard look at the sources, spread, and impacts of ocean pollution worldwide. The study is the first comprehensive examination of the impacts of ocean pollution on human health. Waters most seriously impacted by ocean pollution include the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, and Asian rivers. “The link between ocean pollution and human health has, for a long time, given rise to very few studies,” he says. It calls for robust monitoring of all forms of ocean pollution, including satellite monitoring and autonomous drones.