US News: Tiny turtle found dead with 104 pieces of plastic in its intestines - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

US News Tiny turtle found dead with 104 pieces of plastic in its intestines

14:20  04 october  2019
14:20  04 october  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

Austrian couple shocked by mistaken delivery of 25,000 Ecstasy tablets

  Austrian couple shocked by mistaken delivery of 25,000 Ecstasy tablets An Austrian couple who thought they were taking in a delivery of dresses ordered online were shocked to discover one box contained nearly 25,000 Ecstasy tablets. The couple, aged 58 and 59, from Linz, were eating their breakfast when the two boxes were delivered, and had assumed it was a long-awaited order of dresses from the Netherlands.While one box did contain the right order, the second contained thousands of brightly coloured tablets, later revealed to be Ecstasy.

Tiny turtle had 104 PIECES of plastic in its intestines when it washed up on a Florida beach and died. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton posted a picture of the deceased creature beside the deadly plastic pieces on its Facebook page.

While some sea turtles have been found to have swallowed hundreds of bits of plastic , just 14 pieces significantly increases their risk of death In one case a turtle was found with its digestive tract blocked by a soft piece of plastic ; in another, its intestine was perforated by a sharp piece of plastic .

a turtle swimming under water Turtle

A special message from MSN:

Now is the time to take urgent action to protect our planet. We’re committed to stopping the devastating effects of the climate crisis on people and nature by supporting Friends of the Earth. Join us here.

Tea drinkers urged to avoid plastic tea bags after tests found bags shed billions of particles of microplastic

  Tea drinkers urged to avoid plastic tea bags after tests found bags shed billions of particles of microplastic Billions of particles of microplastic are being shed into every cuppa that is made using plastic tea bags, experts have found. A team of scientists from McGill University in Canada say the a plastic tea bag brewing in 95C temperatures releases a staggering 11.6 billion microplastics into one single cup. These tiny microplastics - at levels higher than other foods and drinks - are then consumed. Nathalie Tufenkji, from the university, told NewBillions of particles of microplastic are being shed into every cuppa that is made using plastic tea bags, experts have found.

Tiny particles of up to nine different types of plastic were found in every sample investigated - with people from the UK and seven other countries Thailand's beloved dugong Mariam found dead with plastic in its intestines . Dead green turtle found with 183 pieces of plastic in its gut in Cyprus.

A dugong which captured the hearts of Thailand has been found dead with pieces of plastic in its digestive system. One of the vets who took care of the dugong, Nantarika Chansue, said on Facebook: "Many pieces of small plastic clogged her intestines and caused inflammation, leading to

A tiny turtle that washed up dead on a beach in Florida was found to have eaten 104 pieces of plastic, campaigners said.

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton shared the plight of the tiny creature on its Facebook page, along with the picture of the turtle and the pieces of plastic found inside it.

The centre wrote: “Not such a happy #TurtleTuesday this week. It's washback season at Gumbo Limbo and weak, tiny turtles are washing up along the coastline needing our help.

'Nobody told me' - large, dead rat found in Michael McDowell's Leinster House office

  'Nobody told me' - large, dead rat found in Michael McDowell's Leinster House office 'Nobody told me' - large, dead rat found in Michael McDowell's Leinster House officeThe grim discovery was among a large number of incidents involving rodents and creepy-crawlies in parliamentary buildings during the past two years.

A tiny turtle that washed up on a shoreline in South Florida is just the latest fatality of plastic 100% of our washbacks that didn't make it had plastic in their intestinal tracts," the center said. Vandana Rambaran is a reporter covering news and politics at foxnews.com. She can be found on Twitter

But disposable plastics remain a staggering worldwide challenge. In June, a dead whale found in Thailand had nearly 18 pounds of plastics in its stomach. A whale in Spain was discovered to have 64 pounds of trash clogging its intestines and stomach. Mr. Adhyakso said the solution required “the

____________________________________________________

More on our Empowering the Planet campaign:

Make a donation to help our cause

Sign our petition to help prevent plastic in the ocean

Learn how you can ask UK parliament to stop climate change

____________________________________________________

“Unfortunately, not every washback survives. 100% of our washbacks that didn't make it had plastic in their intestinal tracts. This turtle, which would fit in the palm of your hand, had eaten 104 pieces of plastic.

“This is a sad reminder that we all need to do our part to keep our oceans plastic free.”

a close up of a turtle: The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center shared the turtle's plight on its Facebook page (Picture: Facebook) © Provided by Oath Inc. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center shared the turtle's plight on its Facebook page (Picture: Facebook)

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is part of the Friends of Gumbo Limbo - a non-profit organisation that supports the research, education and conservation efforts of the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex.

Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port

  Whale spotted in River Liffey found dead near Dublin Port A whale that had been spotted swimming in Dublin Bay this week has died.

Dead green turtle found with 183 pieces of plastic in its gut in Cyprus. Clothes that grow: 10 bold ideas to reduce ocean plastics . Dr Lavers' sister study in Australia's Cocos Keeling Islands had found that existing estimates of the amount of plastic on beaches was based on surveys using

Plastic has been found in the stomach of a leatherback turtle that washed up dead on a beach in Professor Brendan Godley, a former vet who led the investigation into its death , said: "The turtle Thailand's beloved dugong Mariam found dead with plastic in its intestines . Tiny bits of plastic

As part of a cooperative project of the City of Boca Raton, the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, Florida Atlantic University, and Friends of Gumbo Limbo, the centre monitors more than 800 sea turtle nests each year.

Newcastle University researchers have warned that up to 10 million tons of plastic are thought to be dumped in the sea each year.

In pictures: This week’s most striking images from around the world [The Atlantic]

a close up of a toy: A serviceman of the Ukrainian special operation forces poses for a picture ahead of a cyber games tournament, part of a consumer electronics exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine, on September 28, 2019.

The scientists warned that the ‘great Pacific garbage patch’ where millions of tons of plastic accumulated after being dumped in the seas, might not be alone.

They said there could be more unseen ‘patches’ including one in the Gulf of Guinea off Nigeria’s coast.

MSN UK is committed to Empowering the Planet and taking urgent action to protect our environment. We’re supporting Friends of the Earth to help solve the climate crisis - please give generously here or find out more about our campaign here.

Back from the dead: Some corals regrow after 'fatal' warming .
For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world's climate change-threatened reefs. For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world's climate change-threatened reefs.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 6
This is interesting!