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November 16, 2019

United States joins Nature and Plastic!

A warm welcome to the United States who joined Nature and Plastic this week! Many thanks to @biohexx1 for setting up the US Marine and Terrestrial projects. Already seeing some incredible, but sad observations.

White-tailed deer with a plastic jug caught on its antlers: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15122458

Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle trapped in fishing line:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24641

Posted on November 16, 2019 08:09 by jacqui-nz jacqui-nz | 1 comments | Leave a comment

November 14, 2019

Plastic debris from tyres and synthetic fabrics are a major source of ocean pollution

2017 BBC News article by Helen Briggs.

"Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than the breakdown of larger plastic waste in some areas, says the IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Our daily activities, such as washing clothes and driving, significantly contribute to the pollution choking our oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on the rich diversity of life within them, and on human health."

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39042655

Posted on November 14, 2019 04:00 by jacqui-nz jacqui-nz | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 09, 2019

Australia and South Africa join the Nature and Plastic project!

Nature and Plastic is thrilled to welcome Australia and South Africa to the global umbrella project! Many thanks to @thebeachcomber in Australia, and @mirandanaf in South Africa for creating the Marine and Terrestrial Nature and Plastic projects for their countries. We look forward to the addition of more countries from the iNaturalist community!

Posted on November 09, 2019 04:29 by jacqui-nz jacqui-nz | 1 comments | Leave a comment

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