10 Common Practices in Maintaining Lagoon Biodiversity

10 Common Practices in Maintaining Lagoon Biodiversity

Here’s a fact: 13% of the world’s coastlines are lagoons. Because of that, they present one of the highest biological productivities in marine life. Teeming with species, they provide homes for fish gliding through rippling seagrass, birds skimming the glittering surface, dolphins spinning joyously, ancient sea turtles returning to their nest, and many tiny creatures […]

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Investigation Shows PCB Chemicals Found at Extremely High Levels in Stranded Whales

Investigation Shows PCB Chemicals Found at Extremely High Levels in Stranded Whales

An investigation published in the scientific journal Environmental Science and Technology has shown that high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) are present in stranded whales and dolphins found in the United Kingdom’s waters. Despite being banned nearly 20 years ago, the continued presence of PCBs shows their continuing threat to marine health. The findings also […]

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Brazilian Ex-President Allegedly “Harassed” a Humpback Whale

Brazilian Ex-President Allegedly “Harassed” a Humpback Whale

Brazil’s former president, Jair Bolsonaro, is under investigation, this time for an unusual environmental offense—alleged harassment of a humpback whale during a jetski excursion on vacation. The incident reportedly took place off Brazil’s south-eastern coastline near São Sebastião in June and has sparked federal police interest. Bolsonaro, infamous for his anti-environmental policies during his four-year […]

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