Monthly Archives: January 2015

Microplastics Causing Macro-Danger

They’re in your clothes, working their way through the washing machine, traveling through drains and out sewage outfalls. Then before you know it, they accumulate in the ocean at incomprehensible levels! Who are these perpetrators, you ask? They are tiny bits of imperishable material developed by our own ingenuity, adorning almost every human on this planet. They are microplastics and microfibers, and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. Microplastic fragments are often so small that they are measured by the mere micrometer. Unfortunately, these tiny synthetic particles appear in massive quantities all over the world, especially near coastal communities and dense human populations. Researchers have begun examining potential sources, and recently one ecologist named Dr. Mark Browne was recognized for his remarkable finding: microplastics could be the biggest source of plastic pollution in the ocean.…
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Looking for a New Year’s Resolution?

Why not go BLUE in 2015? Here’s how you can help save the ocean – Earth’s “blue heart” – and support Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue initiatives and expeditions to protect Hope Spots around the globe. Happy New Year!  “I have lots of heroes — anyone and everyone who does whatever they can to leave the natural world better than they found it” Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission Blue           5 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE RIGHT NOW! LEARN the issues and how you can help! Watch the Mission Blue film with your friends to understand how to eliminate or reduce seafood consumption, decrease your carbon footprint and stop plastic pollution (remember the 3 R’s: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE). You can be part of the solution. …
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