Every day, Barry Brown walks out to the North Stradbroke Island headlands with a camera in his hand, hoping to catch a unique moment, such as a whale spouting or a fur seal relaxing on a rock. Last week, Brown was looking for birds to shoot in his normal location near Whale Rock at the […]
Asian Elephants Are Ingesting Large Amounts of Plastic From Landfills in India
The highly social and endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) lives in matriarch-led groups and, in addition to foods that can be found in the wild like grasses and the roots, bark and leaves of trees, enjoys foods cultivated by humans like rice and bananas, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Unfortunately, remnants of these […]
Another Beautiful Whale Found Dead with 220 Pounds of Trash in Stomach
More animals are being harmed because of our plastic habits. In a northern Scottish Island, a sperm whale washed up onto the beach with 220 pounds of plastic in its stomach. The whale beached itself and died December 5, where it was later found by researchers. When a necropsy was performed on the whale, researchers […]
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 […]
Mother Sperm Whale And Baby Die After Getting Tangled In Fishing Net
A mother sperm whale and her baby have been found dead after getting tangled in a fishing net, environmentalist group Marevivo has reported. Discovered in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the western coast of Italy, the Italian Coast Guard responded to a sighting of the mother whale, who measured around six meters, who is said to […]
Every sea turtle in global study found to have synthetic fibers and microplastics in their guts
A recent study found microplastics in the intestines of humans around the globe, and new research has now done the same for sea turtles. Researchers at the UK’s University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, a research organization also in the UK, led a team that studied 102 sea turtles in the Atlantic and […]
The UK is Illegally Endangering Porpoises, Court Rules
A European court has ruled that the UK has not been properly protecting its declining population of harbor porpoises, breaking its international commitments. The European Court of Justice, Europe’s top court on issues surrounding regulatory law, has said that the UK is breaking the law due to its failure to designate enough areas to keep […]
POLL: Should microbead hygiene products be banned?
US lawmakers are to decide whether to ban personal care products containing microbeads – minuscule pieces of plastic considered harmful to the environment – after proposed legislation was approved by a bipartisan committee. Microbeads, typically under 5mm in size, are used as abrasive exfoliants in products such as toothpastes and facial cleaners. They often evade […]