Posts Tagged ‘Marine debris’
Celebrating World Oceans Day 2014 By Watching Whales and Picking Up Marine Debris
Our first 2014 intern, Venus, is in her final week of her internship with us. Below she recounts our all-day whale watching trip in celebration of World Ocean’s Day on June 8th. We thank Venus for her hard work and time that she has put in during her 12 weeks with us! From left…Read More
Why are we trashing our oceans?
Today is World Environment Day – a day to appreciate all that is magical about the natural world that surrounds us but also a day for us all to take a long, hard look at the effects our lifestyles are having on the planet. One of the major growing threats, to both humans and wildlife,…Read More
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder… and the stomachs of unsuspecting wildlife
As Valentine’s Day is approaching and couples primp for their special date night, are they doing so at the expense of our environment? From facial cleansers to toothpaste, abrasives are prevalent in “beauty” items to exfoliate and ensure that we are putting our best face forward. But what makes these products feel coarse to the…Read More
Plastic, Balloons, and other Marine Debris, Oh my!
According to the United Nations Environment Program (2005), 8 million pieces of marine debris enter the ocean every single day. This equates to 6.4 million tons each year. Marine debris can include everything from fishing gear (line, hooks, buoys, etc.), food-related waste (food wrappers and plastics), to smoke related waste (cigarette butts, filters, etc.), the…Read More