Petition: Hundreds of Manatees Have Died in 2021. Urge Florida to Protect the Ocean!

Petition: Hundreds of Manatees Have Died in 2021. Urge Florida to Protect the Ocean!

In 2021, over 540 Florida manatees have been found dead. In only three and a half months, the number has become dangerously close to 578, the average number of manatees that die per year. The Working Group on Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events has classified the situation as an Unusual Mortality Event. Scientists are investigating […]

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Petition: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Face Unprecedented Risk of Extinction, Hundreds of Scientists Warn

Petition: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises Face Unprecedented Risk of Extinction, Hundreds of Scientists Warn

More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries are calling for global action to protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises from extinction. In a letter, the global coalition of scientists and conservationists warn that more than half of all living cetacean species now have a concerning conservation status: 13 species are “Critically Endangered” or “Endangered,” […]

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Baby Sea Turtle Found Dead After Eating 104 Pieces of Plastic

More reasons to reduce your plastic use. A baby sea turtle was found dead with 104 pieces of plastic in its belly off the coast of Florida this week. A local nature center reported it had found the turtle. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center watches baby turtles and reports on their well being. Early fall is […]

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Beloved Dugong Died After Ingesting Plastic

In April, biologists found an orphaned dugong in Southern Thailand and named her Marium. They promptly fell in love with the beautiful sea mammal as did many around the world. She was just five months old when she became an internet sensation after biologists posted photos and videos of the affectionate dugong. Marium was very […]

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Petition: Ban Plastic Bags to Protect Endangered Whales!

Plastic pollution is killing marine life.Whales, in particular, are suffering tremendously due to the amount of plastic in the oceans. A few months ago, a whale washed ashore dead with 40 kilos of plastic bags in his stomach. When marine animals ingest this much plastic, they suffer gastric shock. This year, a whale washed ashore […]

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Petition: Stop Ghost Fishing Gear From Killing Hundreds of Marine Animals a Year!

Plastic pollution is devastating our oceans and marine life. There are an estimated270,000 tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean, and a recent study there is even more plastic below the surface in the middle and depths of the ocean as well. Ten percent of the ocean’s plastic and forty-six percent of […]

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Plastics found in dolphins, seals, and whales in UK waters

Researchers who examined 50 marine mammals that had washed up on Britain’s shores say they found microplastics in the guts of every single animal. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports last month, a research team from the UK’s University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory detailed their findings after studying the digestive […]

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The impact of plastic on our oceans

The impact of plastic on our oceans

Around 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, with these vast, wondrous bodies of water an essential part of our planet’s lifecycle. Plastic, however, is a serious threat to our oceans, and the wildlife that are so dependent on them. Ocean pollution is a huge issue, with plastic a particularly prominent pollutant. Researchers […]

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