There’s a myth that cigarette filters biodegrade. Not so much. The plastic (acetate) filter can take years to decompose. They also resemble tasty morsels of food to passing by fish and other marine life.
Month: September 2010
Septic Tanks, Agriculture Runoff & Lawn Fertilizer Killing Sea Otters?
By J.M. Brown Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ — Scientists from UC Santa Cruz and the state Department of Fish and Game believe they have traced at least 21 recent California sea otter deaths to a poison produced by algae… Read More ›
Seabirds Land A First-time World Conference
. From Environment News Service VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, – Concern for the survival of albatrosses, penguins, and other marine birds has drawn scientists from 40 countries to first World Seabird Conference in VictoriaThe five-day event opened Tuesday, sponsored by 26 professional… Read More ›