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Tasmania’s whale stranding tragedy explained

A desperate rescue effort is underway after hundreds of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) became stranded in Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast. On September 22nd 2020, more than 250 pilot whales were reported to have stranded, with one-third presumed dead. And this morning, rescuers found another 200 pilot whales stranded up […]

Protecting the Canadian Coast

There was a recent letter from Justin Trudeau to the Minister of  Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. The following key priorities were shared: Lead, in consultation with provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples and business stakeholders, in developing a comprehensive blue economy strategy to help guide future […]

Microplastics found in drinking water

More research is needed to study the effects posed by microplastics in drinking water, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The international public health body has also called for a reduction in plastic pollution to reduce the global populations exposed to the substance. Microplastics – which are tiny […]