California sea otters are cute, entertaining, and still not out of the kelp (or woods) as far as their environmental well-being goes. In other words, this species remains ”threatened” on the Endangered Species list after a recent census …
And our once common fish like cod, grouper, haddock, rockfish, shark, snapper and swordfish are either overfished or laced with mercury.
Excerpts from: As Sewers Fill, Waste Poisons Waterways By CHARLES DUHIGG http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/us/23sewer.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print …at Owls Head, a swimming pool’s worth of sewage and wastewater was soon rushing in every second. Warning horns began to blare. A little after 1 a.m., with… Read More ›
“(The Great Garbage Patch)… is roughly the size of Texas, containing approximately 3.5 million tons of trash. Shoes, toys, bags, pacifiers, wrappers, toothbrushes, and bottles too numerous to count are only part of what can be found in this accidental dump floating midway between Hawaii and San Francisco.”
Killer Algae: Key Player In Mass Extinctions http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091019134716.htm Editor’s Note: A recent toxic algae bloom has caused the deaths of California Sea Lions along the Central Coast of California. Neptune 911 is researching this local information and will report our… Read More ›
AP IMPACT: Gov’t stands by as mercury taints water By JASON DEAREN (AP) – Sep 17, 2009 NEW IDRIA, Calif. — Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California’s rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state’s major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to… Read More ›
Disney Cruise Lines get an environmental F grade, while Texas looks to save its coastlines, while the Italian Mafia sinks toxic waste ships, all while an unhealthy coral reef has recovered.
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