The Oceana report found that in the reported cases, 90 percent of the animals had swallowed plastic, and the rest were entangled in it. Necropsies often showed that the animals had died from blockages or lacerations. Other times, ingesting plastic may have simply weakened the animal or played no role in its death. Over all, in 82 percent of the cases, the animals died..
STUART, Fla. — South Florida beaches are no longer “Where the Boys Are.” At least for sea turtles. For more than a dozen years, the vast majority of sea turtles born on Florida beaches have been female, says Jeanette Wyneken, a biological… Read More ›
A new global review led by the University of Exeter that set out to investigate the hazards of marine plastic pollution has warned that all seven species of marine turtles can ingest or become entangled in the discarded debris that… Read More ›
University of Queensland research highlighting the devastating impact of marine rubbish on wildlife has taken out the 2015 Healthy Waterways Research Award at the weekend. The study, by researchers at UQ’s North Stradbroke Island Moreton Bay Research Station, sought to… Read More ›
WASHINGTON: Debris in the ocean, such as plastic and glass, has been having a life-threatening global impact on marine life. Nearly 700 species of marine animal have been recorded as having encountered man-made debris according to the most comprehensive impact… Read More ›
On Wednesday, hundreds of miles of shoreline were designated as critical habitat to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles. BY MONICA DISARE MDISARE@MIAMIHERALD.COM The federal government extended substantial protection to loggerhead sea turtles on Wednesday, designating hundreds of miles of… Read More ›
The Christian Science Monitor recently summarized the National Wildlife Federation report issued April 8, 2014, that “…focused on 14 water, air, and land species located in the northern Gulf and affected by the oil spill, using data from independent scientists… Read More ›
From Oceana, March 20, 2014 Today, Oceana released a new report exposing nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the United States. These nine fisheries combined throw away almost half of what they catch and are responsible for more than 50… Read More ›