Category: Green living

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...

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...

Why do we need MPAs
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Why do we need MPAs

Only about 4% of the world’s oceans are protected, and the vast majority of existing marine parks and reserves are either poorly managed, or not looked after at all. And yet, from maintaining sources of food to helping protect shorelines, and from protecting biodiversity to providing income and jobs, Marine Protected Areas can achieve so...