Leatherbacks, which feed primarily on jellyfish, are known to mistake plastic bags for food. Now a recent study has shown just how deadly plastic may be for the critically endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle. Autopsy records of 408 leatherback turtles, spanning 123 years
(1885–2007), found plastic in the
GI tract 34% of the time! Sometimes, the ingested plastic even blocked the gut, likely resulting in death of the turtle. Notice the large increase in plastic found in leatherbacks since the 1960s.
Plastic bags may kill tens of thousands of whales, seals,
turtles and other marine animals a year.
What can YOU do about it? Get your city to phase out the use of plastic bags! San Francisco already did it. Los Angeles banned plastic bags by July 1, 2010.
Check out this informative video by "J" Nichols, to see just how similar plastic bags and jellyfish actually look. His blog rocks too.
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Comment by Scarpe MBT, Aug 29th, 2012 12:09am
Se la pelle è naturalmente morbida e chiara, quindi utilizzare una fondazione pura liquido. Scarpe MBT Per una copertura completa, è meglio scegliere un fondotinta. Se la pelle ha difetti gravi, come l'acne, i marchi, la vitiligine o rosacea, allora è meglio l'uso di mascherina massima copertura nascosto. MBT E MBT Outlet 'facile farlo utilizzando questo trucco mimetico. Questo assicura un aspetto naturale, la pelle impeccabile per le donne che hanno la pelle di colore giallo-base.
Comment by SWF COVNERTER MAC, Feb 28th, 2012 5:50pm
Leatherbacks, which feed primarily on jellyfish, are known to mistake plastic bags for food.
Comment by swf converter mac, Feb 28th, 2012 5:45pm
That is a great post!
Comment by riley, Apr 13th, 2010 5:36pm
the worst info in the world