We are more aware than ever of the impact of pollution on marine life, from ingestion and entanglement in manmade waste, through to the discovery of microplastics within microorganisms, fish and large mammals. One perhaps overlooked impact is its role in the spread of invasive species. Acting as a raft on which potential invasive species […]

via Invasive species hitch a ride on marine litter — The Invasives Blog

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CONGRATULATIONS SOBEY’S FOR PREPARING TO STOP USING PLASTIC BAGS FOR CARRY-OUT

Canadian grocery giant announced it will phase out quickly its use of plastic bags in all its stores.
GOOD WORK, SOBEY’S. Let’s encourage other chains to follow!
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A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked whale was found “showing signs of being emaciated and dehydration” and had been “vomiting blood […]

via Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach — Hurn Publications

Two fragments of blue microplastic surrounded by diatom phytoplanktonPhoto by: seen under a microscope Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets. Following this week’s revelations […]

via Sea Salt Around The World Is Contaminated By Plastic — Hurn Publications