Antifouling paints are used to coat the bottoms of ships to prevent marine organisms such as algae and molluscs attaching themselves to the ship’s hull, which if unchecked, will slow down the ship and increasing fuel consumption. In the early days of sailing ships, lime and later arsenic was used to coat ships' hulls, until the modern chemicals industry developed effective antifouling paints using metallic compounds.
Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger - Wonders of the Oceans
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The ‘Wonders of the Oceans’ - a learning module of the FAO Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger Web site aimed to teach 8-12 year olds the importance of conserving our aquatic resources through responsible fisheries and aquaculture.