Posts Tagged ‘Plastic’

 

Most UK sharks have consumed microfibres

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Dogfish © Graham Saunders, SNH Flickr Microfibres from fishing lines and nets and materials from textiles discovered in 67% of seabed-dwelling sharks. Microplastics and synthetic microfibres from clothing have been…

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The Great Global Nurdle Hunt

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Nurdles collected on the River Ythan, Scotland – Lauren S @SaltWaterLifeUK / The Great Nurdle Hunt The #GreatGlobalNurdleHunt report released on 1st July highlights shocking global nurdle pollution. Over 1000…

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After bronze and iron, welcome to the plastic age

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Plastic pollution is being deposited into the fossil record, research has found, with contamination increasing exponentially since 1945. Scientists suggest the plastic layers could be used to mark the start…

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Plankton study charts rise of ocean plastic

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

A trove of data showing when the Atlantic Ocean began choking with plastic has been uncovered in the handwritten logbooks of a little-known but doggedly persistent plankton study dating back…

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