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Paint for Smooth Sailing Can Stall Marine Life


Hull fouling is a problem for boats ranging from dinghies to oceangoing ships. Even a little can drive up fuel consumption by as much as 50 percent, said Kathy Metcalf, director of maritime affairs for the Washington, D.C.-based Chamber of Shipping of America.

But keeping a hull clean as a whistle may also clean out the surrounding marine environment, because of antifouling paints. Those paints keep marine life off a hull for one to five years by slowly releasing biocides that kill the organisms that grow on almost any underwater surface. more...


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