New estimates of marine plastic pollution from COVID-19 face masks

Following in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic were growing fears and numerous accounts of discarded single use PPE making its way into the world’s oceans. Yet despite these very real concerns there is no extensive quantitative estimation of the amount of discarded face masks likely to litter coastal regions.

2021-04-25T10:01:07-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Conservation News|Tags: , , |

Floating Marine Debris may act as a vector for invasive species

Floating Marine Debris (FMD) is the catch-all term for any type of manufactured material that ends up in the marine environment either on purpose or by accident. Around 80% of FMD comes from terrestrial sources with only 20% coming from marine sources and around 70% of all this debris is made from or contains plastic.

2021-04-25T10:39:25-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Conservation News|Tags: , , |

Baby Sea Turtles – Look but Do not Touch

A Guide to Proper Protocol for Nesting and Hatching Sea Turtles - Allow me to paint a picture. You are strolling on the beach. Stars are twinkling in the evening sky, well, at least what you can see of the stars. The seashore is lit up with nightlife; all the hotels are full of light that is bright and white, all the clubs are blaring music and neon lights—such a fun atmosphere.

2021-04-20T16:11:18-05:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Species News, News|Tags: , , , , |

The Beauty – Animated short film

This animated short film asks "What if plastic could be integrated into sea life? The Beauty directed by Pascal Schelbli is a poetic journey through the oceans, which are simultaneously stunning and filthy. Discover a world where concerns and fears dissolve into the mysterious depth of the polluted blue sea."

David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg’s plea for the planet

'We've stolen our children's future,' says Jane Goodall, 'and we're still stealing it.' From disappearing species to plastic pollution and our disastrously weak attempts to recycle it, here's what the top voices on climate change - from Sir David Attenborough to Jane Goodall to Greta Thunberg - have to say about the planet's escalating biodiversity crisis. Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Greta Thunberg are joined in this global call for action by Microsoft's Satya Nadella, the United Nations' Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Daniela Fernandez of Sustainable Ocean Action, Brune Poirson, Malek Sukkar and Heather Koldewey.

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