Category: Good News

Microplastics in offshore fish – by Stiaan Immelman
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Microplastics in offshore fish – by Stiaan Immelman

The extent and type of microplastic (MP) contamination in South African open ocean marine resources is unknown. This study aims to report on MP ingestion in seven commercially targeted fish species from the Agulhas Bank, south of South Africa. MPs were found in all seven species sampled (N = 105) (Trachurus capensis, Merluccius capensis, Merluccius...

An Ocean Renaissance: There is Hope for Marine Life
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An Ocean Renaissance: There is Hope for Marine Life

Recent reports suggest that marine life is slowly improving—with rebounding sea life, for example. However, the article reminds us: we need to keep working. One article from The Guardian discusses reports of wildlife that have benefited from recent environmental efforts over the years. The good news spreads across the globe, from Humpback whales off Australia, elephant...

Detailed Plan to Replenish Marine Life by 2050
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Detailed Plan to Replenish Marine Life by 2050

If you’re not familiar with UN Sustainable Development Goal number 14, its aim is to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” – and scientists just put together a 30-year plan to achieve that. Despite rapid warming, increasing acidification, plastic pollution, growing dead zones and other environmental concerns that humankind is responsible for, these scientists think...

16 women environmentalists, guardians of the planet:
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16 women environmentalists, guardians of the planet:

During April’s Earth Month, we’re celebrating the incredible women who are working to protect the environment and all of the creatures which share our planet. From groundbreaking primatologists to deep-sea explorers to determined activists, each of them has changed the way that we see the world — and our role in protecting it. Equally importantly, these...