Many people love seafoods – not to mention the vitamins and minerals that we get from them. Shells are very rich in iron and if we consume them on a regular basis just like vegetables, it will help us fight diseases. That’s why we should take care of the ocean because it’s one of the reasons why we are alive. But what if the sea itself is feeding us back our own garbage?
This is something that opposes the idea that the oceans are the source of every human being’s needs. During the World Oceans Day, a report was released that the mussels sold at the UK supermarkets were actually filled with microplastic. Apparently, this is because of the improper disposal of plastic waste, which needs serious attention from everyone.
In return, the ocean is mirroring the doings of humans.
According to a study conducted by the University of Hull and Brunel University London, there were 70 particles of microplastic discovered in every 100 grams of mussels. Apparently, this is where the humans are to be blamed, because of plastic pollution.
Professor Jeanette Rotchell from Hull University said that everyone should understand the implications once this hazardous substance is consumed. However, researchers added that there is still a lot of work to do to gather more data about the possible effect of consuming the seafood.
“It is becoming increasingly evident that global contamination of the marine environment by microplastic is impacting wildlife and its entry into the food chain is providing a pathway for the waste that we dispose of to be returned to us through our diet.”
At a secluded Cisco Beach on Nantucket, Massachusetts, a pretty grey seal was spotted, but it was tied up with an orange plastic bag.
Meanwhile, in southern Thailand, a pilot whale died after swallowing 80 plastic bags weighing around 17 pounds.
In February, a young sperm whale has also washed ashore on a beach in southern Spain. Veterinarians also found 64 pounds of plastic garbage in its stomach which led to the animal’s horrible death.
A web-footed waterbird in St Ives in Cornwall, England was also spotted bound by a synthetic filament of fishing line. Underwater photographer Andrew Sutton likewise took a photo where he was a clutching tousled illegal plastic long line. In Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the North Atlantic right whale is in danger of disappearance by the year 2040.
It's not too late to save them
Apparently, if we stare at the ocean, it seems that it’s staring back at us with vengeance. It is clearly feeding us with our own waste – and there is no one else to be held accountable for this than us!
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Taking Photos Actually Makes Us Remember Our Subjects Less
Perhaps it’s better to just be present.
Researchers Julia Soares and Benjamin Storm from the University of California discovered a photo-taking impairment, which causes captured subjects to become harder to remember for the person taking the photo. Their findings are in a study titled "Forget in a Flash: A Further Investigation of the Photo-Taking-Impairment Effect," which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.
The two also found that the photo-taking impairment happens even in images that were deleted before viewing. A similar study was conducted by researcher Linda Henkel, who found that taking pictures of artwork in a museum led to problems in accurately recalling the pieces.
The hypothesis was that taking a photo can cause something to be less well remembered because of offloading.
This could be because when we take photos, we rely on our camera to 'remember' things for us. Part of the study reads: ...
Thirsty Squirrel Follows Man, Begs For Water, And Empties His Bottle
Now that’s one thirsty squirrel!
A man visiting Arizona to admire the grandeur of the Grand Canyon never expected that the experience there would be more than just marveling at the popular tourist destination. While it's common for tourists there to encounter squirrels, the man did not only come across one but became a hero of sort to the critter, too!
Paul Camps, who hails from Gloucester, England, was at the Grand Canyon National Park recently to appreciate the world-famous tourist destination. While marveling at the grandiose work of nature, he spotted a squirrel that was acting a bit strangely. Soon, Camps and his girlfriend realized what the critter wanted them to do: Quench its thirst.
Paul Camps suspected that the squirrel wanted something from him as it was tailed him non-stop.
Jingshan, The Smallest Mountain In China Can Be Conquered With Just One Step
..And another step back to conquer it all over again.
China has just revealed that a rock that is less than a meter high is not a rock at all. In fact, the country has considered it a mountain.
Shouguang in China's Shandong Province is where you will find 'Jingshan', the smallest mountain in the country, or maybe in the whole world. It only measures 0.6 meters from ground to its peak point and you just need one single step for it to be conquered.
This rock is 4 feet long and just about 2 feet wide.
Jingshan may not be the most remarkable mountain in the globe, but at Shouguang district this mountain is their symbol and is also a well-known tourist destination. ...