A break in our regular service 🍸two years ago, nico baptiste, our head barman in ibiza, began his mission to remove all plastic straws from @eccbeach
this week, we're proud to announce that after 730 days of trial & research, all 19 bars, restaurants and hotels across experimental group in london, ibiza, new york and paris will begin using biodegradable straws.
it's just the first step... and more to come ! 🌎
merci @firstname.lastname@example.org@noeudsjustine !
If you live in ibiza or love ibiza as much as i think you do then you need to know about and support @loveibizanow it's a non profit organization that is on a serious mission to clean up and preserve this beautiful island, creating awareness of the fragile ecological state it is now in. the brainchild of @myibizaandformentera and @analuiphotography these inspirational islanders are already well on the way to bringing you #plasticfreeibiza so when you're sitting on a beautifully clean beach this summer you can thank them for rallying the troops, challenging attitudes, asking for change and for uniting our community to do our bit in protecting this precious island. in return please do give @loveibizanow a follow and let's spread the word and get the message out to the masses. oh and while you're at it please refuse a plastic straw if one shows up in your gin n tonic 🍹as you're watching the 🌅, take your rubbish with you and remember the beach isn't a giant ashtray. 💚🦎🌴☘️♻️ #loveibizanow#givesomethingback#ourchoicesmatter#plasticfreeibiza#greenislandliving#doyourbit#todaytomorrowforever
Puleva milk is available all over ibiza and comes from certified ecological farms where the cows eat eco and roam free in the fields. well done @leche_puleva 💚 la leche de puleva se puede comprar en toda ibiza y proviene de granjas ecológicas certificadas donde las vacas comen agricultura ecológica y gozan la libertad de pastar por los campos. bien hecho. #shopeco#ourchoicesmatter#ecofriendly#loveibizanow
The millions of golden jellyfish that pack palau’s jellyfish lake spend much of their lives on the move during a daily migration that follows the sun’s arc across the sky. before sunrise, the jellies cluster along the saltwater lake’s western shore. each morning around 6, when dawn brightens the eastern sky, they begin to swim toward the light. pumping water through their bells, these jellyfish use a type of jet propulsion to follow the sunlight until they nearly reach the eastern shore.
sunlight is plentiful on this remote pacific island, which is a good thing because golden jellyfish don’t just enjoy basking in the sun—they need its light to survive. solar rays nourish essential, algae-like organisms called zooxanthellae, which live symbiotically in the jellies’ tissues and provide their hosts with energy as a byproduct of their photosynthesis.
golden jellyfish rest relatively contentedly in place at midday when the tropical sun remains high overhead. but each afternoon, as the sun continues its slow crawl toward the western horizon, the jellies reverse course and return to the western shore to await the dawning of a new day.
this remarkable migration pattern has a crucial consequence: the jellyfish avoid the shaded lakeshore areas where their primary predators, anemones, live.
photo: richard schneider/flickr (cc by-nc 2.0) .
The queen has declared war on plastic, banning straws and bottles from the royal estates.
it is thought that the queen became personally interested in the problem of plastic after working with sir david attenborough on a conservation documentary dealing with wildlife in the commonwealth @telegraph
good night everyone! sweet plastic-free dreams 💫 #godsavethequeen#ourchoicesmatter#banplastic
The marbled electric ray is a species of electric ray found in the coastal waters of the eastern atlantic ocean from the north sea to south africa. nocturnal and solitary, the marbled electric ray can often be found lying the sea floor buried except for its eyes and spiracles. this slow-moving predator feeds almost exclusively on small bony fishes, which it ambushes from the bottom and subdues with strong electric bursts. like other members of its family, the marbled electric ray can produce a strong electric shock for attack and defense, produced by a pair of electric organs derived from muscle tissue.
because of its size and electrical defenses, the marbled electric ray doesn't fall prey to other animals such as sharks very often. these rays exhibits different defensive behaviors depending on whether a prospective predator grasps it by the disc or the tail. a ray touched on the disc will quickly turn toward the threat while producing electric shocks. a ray touched on the tail will propel itself upward into a loop.
photo: philippe guillaume/wikimedia commons (cc by 2.0)