A current hot topic is Plastic pollution, there is growing concern surrounding plastic pollution and with good reason, Microplastic has been reported in every major open ocean and many freshwater lakes and rivers (Rochman Et Al, 2015). What are microplastics and why are they a problem? The size of plastic pollution (Macroplastic – (>5mm), Microplastic – […]
The Press-Telegram reports on Why sharks and seals are coming to Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Once inhospitable to sea life, the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have slowly wooed marine life to return, thanks to decades of tough environmental regulations. Read story at Why sharks and seals are coming to Los Angeles […]
ELEPHANTS- main consumer, CHINA, for the ivory
RHINOCEROS– main consumer, CHINA, for the horn
SHARKS of all species- main consumer, CHINA, for shark fin soup
By carbon dating Greenland sharks that had been killed in the commercial fish surveys between 2010 and 2013, Danish researchers proved that the species has a longer lifespan than any other species with a backbone (it’s pretty tough to beat the “immortal” Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish). How does the shark manage to live so long? Well,…
Plastic is killing young Albatros affecting that species ability to reproduce and replace themselves, killing Sperm Whales who end up beached in significant numbers their gut full of undigestible plastic items, killing sea turtles and all manner of other wildlife as plastic waste clogs rivers, lakes, streams and oceans adding additional pressure on the living things that depend on these waters and beaches.
The world can do without the quantity of plastic bags it produces and uses, lets get rid of them.
Let us start a massive ‘get rid of plastic bags’ campaign, WORLWIDE!
– “Native birds like the weka are in decline due to predation in the wild. Beattie is vocal about the fact that endangered native birds need to be farmed for consumption to help sustain the animal’s populations.”
http://wildlifenews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/implementing-new-shark-protectio.jpg A short film by PEW (4:53) to celebrate the new international protection for sharks and rays under the CITES Convention.