The graceful albatross – immortalized in a centuries-old poem as an omen of both good and ill – is under siege.

The graceful albatross – immortalized in a centuries-old poem as an omen of both good and ill – is under siege.

This is the story of the “Grey-Head.” It’s but a single member of a large family of albatross called Diomedeidae. Major research studies published recently, warn of twin threats facing the already-endangered bird. Each is different. Each is insidious. In general, the albatross carries higher burdens of mercury in its body than any other bird […]

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Petition: Marine Life Harmed Most By Plastic In Florida Than Any Other State

Petition: Marine Life Harmed Most By Plastic In Florida Than Any Other State

A recent report from the International oceanic advocacy group, Oceana, has singled out Florida as having more incidents of wildlife being harmed by plastics in the ocean than anywhere else in the United States. Ocean’s report discovered evidence of nearly 1800 marine animals becoming entangled in or swallowing plastic debris in the ocean dating back […]

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Petition: Plastic Pollution Critical Threat to Florida Sea Turtles

Petition: Plastic Pollution Critical Threat to Florida Sea Turtles

Two scientists, David Duffy and Catherine Eastman, at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and Sea Turtle Hospital at the University of Florida, wrote an article on EcoWatch about the ubiquity of plastic in the oceans and the harm it brings to sea turtles.  Source: Oceana/Youtube Turtles face a variety of threats, including conservation […]

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