Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

Posted In News, Pollution
Nov
29

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Although inhabited and remote, South Sentinel island is covered with marine debris, mostly plastic. South Sentinel, Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal. Captions and Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK (11-29-2017)

Grand Manan fisherman finds lobster with Pepsi can imprinted on claw; CBC News (11-29-2017)
Marine debris a serious issue in New Brunswick, says Conservation Council barkeeper…

From entanglement to invasions of alien species: the harm caused by marine litter; Europa (03-17-2017)

New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions; United Nations (12-05-2016)
Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries’ economies, according to a United Nations report launched December 5th, 2016…

Brain damage in fish from plastic nanoparticles in water, Science Daily (09-25-2017)
A new study shows that plastic particles in water may end up inside fish brains. The plastic can cause brain damage, which is the likely cause of behavioral disorders observed in the fish…

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain, BBC News (03-11-2017)
A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that plastic waste could be entering the marine and global food chain…

The Plastic Found In a Single Turtle’s Stomach, Independent UK (03-24-2011)

Taste, not appearance, drives corals to eat plastics; Duke University (10-24-2017)

Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters; The New York Times (04-19-2017)

More than 8. 3 billion tons of plastics made: Most has now been discarded; Science Daily (07-19-2017)
Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study.

People may be breathing in microplastics, health expert warns; Guardian UK (05-10-2016)
People could be breathing in microparticles of plastic, according to a leading environmental health expert, with as yet unknown consequences on health…

Plastic Pollution / When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care ©-2009.
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic, UNEP (02-23-2017)

Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life; Science Daily (10-20-2017)

The Book: “All The Way To The Ocean,” by Joel Harper (© 2010)
A book teaching kids and parents that sewage pollution runs “All the Way to the Ocean.”

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