Anticipation has repeatedly turned into frustration in the search for signs of Flight MH370 as objects spotted from planes in a new search area west of Australia have turned out to be garbage. It’s a time-wasting distraction for air and… Read More ›
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What seemed like a landfill of plastic in kelp, catapulted me into photographic obsession (about 200 frames shot). I lost track of time while I stooped and bent my body to find the right way to capture this polyester moment. Eventually several curious people asked “ What are you photographing?”
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 ›