BOB CHAMBERLIN / Los Angeles Times Students from the University of San Diego bring up a water-collection device to gather minuscule pieces that make up the plastisphere, a result of decades of plastic pollution. OFF THE COAST OF SAN DIEGO… Read More ›
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The fish, which are found in the ocean’s gyres, come to the surface to feed at night, where they ingest the plastic particles which resemble the size of their usual prey.
Several samples of the myctophids uncovered significant loads of plastic the size of appropriate particles inside the guts of the animal.
“We believe these organisms may hold part of the response to where is the plastic going, because … they are the dominant species in the gyres of the ocean.”
Neptune 911 is about ocean education for everyone, from every continent’s coastline and all the earth between. The California Coastal Commission has offered five easy ways we can each help our ocean’s health: Leave beaches, parks, and neighborhoods cleaner than… Read More ›
1. Cigarettes/Cigarette Filters: 2,117,931 2. Food Wrappers/Containers: 1,140,222 3. Plastic Beverage Bottles: 1,065,171 4. Plastic Bags: 1,019,902 5. Caps/Lids: 958,893 6. Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons: 692,767 7. Straws/Stirrers: 611,048 8. Glass Beverage Bottles: 521,730 9. Beverage Cans: 339,875 10…. Read More ›
Six years after the Yangtze river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer), or baiji, was declared “functionally extinct” by scientists, another marine mammal appears on the edge of extinction in China’s hugely degraded Yangtze River. In less than two months, 32 Yangtze finless… Read More ›
Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/25/2042347/whale-found-dead-in-wash-had-swallowed.html#storylink=cpy Dead gray whale washes ashore near San Simeon Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/23/2040436/dead-gray-whale-washes-ashore.html#storylink=cpy Lost whale spotted, rescuers wait for opportunity Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/24/2041883/lost-whale-spotted-rescuers-wait.html#storylink=cpy California Gray Whale Entangled:… Read More ›
From California Watch The cause célèbre of plastic litter in the ocean is the Texas-sized, swirling island of plastic debris thousands of miles off the coast of California in the Pacific Ocean. But researchers from the Universities of Washington and… Read More ›