Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

February 11, 2014 by  
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Animal lovers and fastidious fishermen are already aware of the dangers that plastic six-pack drink rings, fishing line, hooks, and rubber bands pose to ocean creatures. However, a far more lethal class of marine debris has appeared on the scene in the form of plastic packing bands. These non-biodegradable loops can ensnare seals and sea lions, causing gruesome wounds, and restrict mobility to such an extent that the animal starves. Read the rest of Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , marine mammal , marine plastic pollution , microplastic pollution , national marine fisheries service hotline , NOAA , ocean conservation , pinniped , plastic gyre , plastic packing bands , plastic pollution , sea lion , seal        

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PHOTOS: Young Projects’ Playful, Matchmaking Sculpture Pops Up in Times Square

February 11, 2014 by  
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Young Projects has made it a little bit easier to find love in the big city with their unique interactive sculpture in Times Square. Called “Match-Maker” , the intriguing heart-shaped public artpiece invites viewers to peer through strategically-placed periscopes to see their four most ideal astrological mates on the other side. Read on to check out more photos of this cupid-like tangle of tubes. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Kammetal , sustainable design , Times Square , times square alliance , times square heart sculpture , valentine sculpture , valentines day new york city , valentines day nyc , van alen institute , Young Projects        

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5 Gyres Update: The Finale of Our Oceanic Plastic Research Expedition

March 22, 2011 by  
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My journey on the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres crew — sponsored by Electrolux — has finally come to a close, and I am back home safe and sound. Traveling through the fjords in southern Chile in search of chemical pollution in the ocean was an eye-opening and inspiring experience

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