"AI-based satellite image analysis firm Simularity released a report last week
stating that raw sewage from over 200 anchored ships, suspected to be Chinese
vessels, in the South China Sea is damaging marine life, a report from Reuters
The firm collected marine satellite data from May 14, 2016, to June 17, 2021,
on the areas surrounding anchored ships operating around the contested Spratly
Islands in the South China Sea.
They analyzed concentrations of Chlorophyll-a, which they say indicates the
ships have been dumping human waste in large quantities.
At a forum on Monday, Liz Derr, Simularity co-founder and CEO, said the waste
could threaten fish stocks, as well as the local coral reef and its surrounding
ecosystem. "It is so intense you can see it from space," Derr said."
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