Tag Archives: fish

Bounty of the Sea: More Plastic Than Fish?

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum, in a report called The New Plastics Economy  (which looks at the amount of plastic that ends up in the sea) claims there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. “If we continue dumping plastic in the sea at the present rate, […]

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Adrift at Sea for 16 Months

EBON ATOLL — A Mexican man was found washed ashore in his small fiberglass boat on a remote Pacific Ocean island. Since he only speaks Spanish, he has been communicating by drawing pictures. It appears he left Mexico in September of 2012 with a companion on a trip to El Salvador. His companion died several […]

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Sea Serpents Washing Ashore

CALIFORNIA — Two rare oarfish have washed up on California beaches. A dead 18-foot-long oarfish was found off Catalina Island on October. 13. A 14-foot-long oarfish carcass was found on Oct. 18 in Oceanside, CA. Oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet in length and are considered the longest fish. Their appearance has led […]

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Plastic Ocean

Plastic debris is accumulating in the ocean at an alarming rate. Many species of birds, fish, turtles, whales and other sea animals are being impacted. In 2009, a U.N. joint commission estimated that 6.4 million metric tons of plastic waste currently pollutes the oceans. The U.N. also estimates that 5 million pieces of plastic enter […]

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