@Regrann from @fabenigeria - The United Nations #MarineLitter Campaign will be launched at World #OceanSummit on Thursday the 23rd of February.
Watch out! @Regrann_App from @mzokunnu - Scientists have estimated that 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.
Marine debris is one of the leading problems that our oceans face with approximately 100 million animals killed every year as a result of injestion, drowning and fatal injury.
We must do our part to protect those who can't protect themselves.
Give that voice to those without a voice.
Although we are in the final days of the dolphin drive hunt season here in Taiji, there is no reprieve for the captive dolphins held in the harbour pens. This morning the banger boats left the harbour in quick succession, searching in their final days for pods of dolphins to desecrate, destroy and profit from.
While the hunters were out searching, the trainers were preparing another harrowing transfer of imprisoned dolphins. At around 8am they started the transfer process of four Bottlenose dolphins from the harbour pens to the pens at Dolphin Base. The dolphins were manhandled into slings on either side of a skiff, and transported to Dolphin Base, their fins covered with towels, young trainers pouring buckets of water over the dolphins heads.
The nets were lowered at Dolphin Base where trainers swam under the nets with the dolphins still trapped in slings and pushed them into their new cell of incarceration.
This is the second transfer in two days. Over 150 dolphins are being held in cramped, mixed species, overcrowded sea pens in Taiji. When the banger boats take off their poles to mark the end of the drive hunt season for another year, these dolphins will still be here, lonely, hungry, miserable, and no longer wild.
The divers grab hold of the terrified dolphins in preparation for a pen transfer.
The trainers pour small cups of water over the heads of the dolphins in a weak attempt to keep them hydrated.
Introducing my mermaid pal Maddie, a driven, dedicated and insanely passionate marine biology student who's life dream is to work with and study the behaviour of sharks! By liking her video on @hecsaquatic and sharing it on Facebook, you are helping this absolute gem of a human win a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with shark scientist Riley Elliot (@rileysharks) in #newzealand! This gal has dedicated her life to ocean and marine conservation, I can't think of anyone more deserving so PLEASE like and share! @hecsaquatic#savesharks#sharkconservation#oceanconservation#marineconservation
After months of research and ten days on the ground interviewing locals, surveying businesses and forming partnerships with other NGO's we are spending the day in the office. Going through and analysing all our ideas and potential strategies to draft up a project master plan for the short and long term. This will address the key issues in areas of waste management, eco-tourism and fisheries monitoring, using the knowledge, skills and experience of the local residents to try and connect them with education and resources that will create change. No one here is happy with the environmental situation. But with a lack of government support and lack of infrastructure there are no other options for low-income areas with enormously dense populations. The stories of corruption, poverty and environmental destruction we have heard have been appalling, but these problems are rarely the fault of the people who are most drastically affected by the repercussions. These issues are so much bigger than we imagined, but that gives us all the more reason to face them head on. #ocean#sea#india#kerala#marineconservation#pcfml
9.30am - Bangers are slowly heading back into the harbour!
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