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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Marine Life Endangers with Plastic Entanglement, Scientist finds


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There are many issues concerning today that showed marine life being endangered, especially brought by pollution and environmental degradation that were brought by humans.

Recently, a new study on marine biology showed that hundreds of sharks and other marine life forms were tangled with plastic and some man-made wastes that later on became the cause of their death, take the 31 deaths of sperm whales for instance.

“Due to the threats of direct overfishing of sharks and rays and ‘bycatch’ [accidental catching while fishing for other species], the issue of entanglement has perhaps gone a little under the radar,” Brendan Godley, co-author of the study, said in a statement.

The research tended to look for a good solution in order to mitigate the effect of entanglement due to plastics.

“We set out to remedy this. Our study was the first to use Twitter to gather such data and our results from the social media site revealed entanglements of species — and in places — not recorded in the academic papers.” He added.

Movements from different countries were evident in uplifting the marine life by pushing sustainable development through making alternatives of plastics and responsible ways of using it. Now that it has become an international issue, let's look forward to the best.

Published by Mark Lester, Lucis Philippines

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