The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study. When microplastics are drawn in through this method they take over six times longer to leave the body compared with standard digestion.
(Daanbantayan, Cebu—July 25, 2014) In line with the Municipality of Daanbantayan’s pursuit to eliminate illegal fishing activities, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region-7 and NGO Save Philippine Seas conducted a rigorous three-day training on Coastal Law Enforcement in the…
So proud of my friends Anna and Dennis for refusing to give up on the two years (ish) it took to organise this ground-breaking multi-stakeholder workshop! By all accounts it was extremely successful, and goes to prove that local communities do care about their natural resources, and sometimes all they need is a little push in the right direction.
I’m looking forward to seeing that changes that come after this workshop, in an island that has stolen all our hearts, Malapascua.
Shark Summit 2014:A Roundtable Discussion and Workshop on the on the Conservation and Management of Sharks is seeking for event organizers, a social media correspondent, and a blogger. It will be held on August 14-15, 2014 in the Cebu Provincial Social Hall.
Volunteering opportunity for shark enthusiasts based in Cebu Philippines.
Thai ‘ghost ships’ that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global prawn supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers
Please. Rethink your shrimp.
Beyond the massive environmental impacts of trawling for shrimp/ prawns, and clearing mangroves to farm them, you can add slave labour to the mix. This is not ‘news’ per se, but The Guardian does a helluva job outlining it.
We forget sometimes, I think, that as consumers we have the power.
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I keep telling people about how little the ocean has been explored and how the ocean is getting worse like acidity and stuff and people think I'm overreacting, but what do you think about global warming and reduced biodiversity in ocean and all that
I don’t think you’re over-reacting at all, there are dire issues facing our oceans, and it can be very overwhelming. However, not everyone is interested or cares. I think there is a drastic disconnect between the majority of our peers and how their life and well-being are connected to the health of the ocean.
Some good advice I received once, is to figure out if you really care about changing the minds of certain individuals. There’s a balance between raising awareness and wasting your energy on people who just aren’t going to get it. Try not to get overwhelmed, and keep moving forward where you can make a difference, if you want to :)