I’ve been mia with my posts for a while but i’m going to be more active again starting now! anyways, how cute is lena? i’m not sure if you guys remember but i asked the shelter to let me foster lena, lita and finn and at first the shelter wasn’t sure they would come around. lena in particular was hissy and fearful of being touched. she would basically jump off the cat tree to hide whenever i walked into their room. these past few weeks she’s gotten so much better. thanks @hazelandjuniper for the tips! she’s pretty calm when i come into the room and has gotten a lot more confident. she’s also surprisingly adventurous as she was the first of the 3 to escape the kitten room. she still only lets me touch her on her terms, unless i have treats or a toy - then she’ll gladly jump on my lap and purr. 😋 she’s going to need a patient adopter who will keep working with her to build her trust but i’m so proud of the progress she has made already. it seriously makes my heart burst when i have moments like this with her.
also, can you hear that motor in the video? that’s finn and he purrs whenever i come into the room. 😻
A new study, published thursday in scientific reports, reveals the makeup of the great pacific garbage patch—the world's largest collection of floating trash located between california and hawaii.
results showed that plastics made up 99.9 percent of the patch, with fishing nets accounting for at least 46 percent of the plastic.
“i knew there would be a lot of fishing gear, but 46 percent was unexpectedly high,” says laurent lebreton, the study’s lead author. "initially, we thought fishing gear would be more in the 20 percent range. that is the accepted number [for marine debris] globally—20 percent from fishing sources and 80 percent from land.”