@wokingamazing will be our sole food vendor for our premiere screening of defend - conserve - protect at this years ocean defence tour!
choose from either chik’n caesar salad (onion and garlic free)or thai rice noodle salad (onion and garlic free and gluten free) as your meal option. all food must be preordered at least one week prior to the event (1st of september) no @wokingamazing will be able to be purchased on the day! get your movie and food tickets now via the link in our bio! #seashepherd#seashepherdmelbourne#wokingamazing
4 teams over 4 states doing clean ups this weekend, join us in reducing the plastic pollution going into our oceans. clean up details below and on our facebook page under events.
vic - sat 18th august
jawbone marine sanctuary, williamstown
12:45pm – 3:30pm
tas - sun 19th august
bilton bay, claremont
10:00am – 01:00pm
sa - sun 19th august
semaphore jetty, adelaide
10:00am – 12:00pm
wa - sun 19th august
bicton foreshore, bicton
09:00am – 12:00pm
what to bring:
~water in a reusable container
~wear closed-in shoes
~bring a hat
if you have them, please bring along tongs, bucket and reusable gloves.
Cinnamon is known to be antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial as well as having insect repelling, anti-diabetic and anticancer properties. the major active components of cinnamon essential oil taken from the bark are cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, and linalool. .
find organic cinnamon essential oil in @ommadeorganicskincare insect repellent and magnesium roll- on and stick deodorant.
Regrann from @onegreenplanet - starting next year, new zealand is set to ban single-use plastic bags! the new measure will enable the country, whose residents use hundreds of millions of the bags every year, to make a serious dent in the amount of plastics they produce and set an awesome example for generations to come.
The m/y steve irwin currently anchored off the gold coast after an a successful qld campaign operation reef defence.
meet sarah the bosun on the m/y steve irwin who along with the crew are happy to see new mooring lines for the ship. the ship will be leaving to continue south later today. #support#mysteveirwin#operationreefdefence#donate#seashepherdaustralia
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starting next year, new zealand is set to ban single-use plastic bags! the new measure will enable the country, whose residents use hundreds of millions of the bags every year, to make a serious dent in the amount of plastics they produce and set an awesome example for generations to come.
Starting next year, new zealand is set to ban single-use plastic bags! the new measure will enable the country, whose residents use hundreds of millions of the bags every year, to make a serious dent in the amount of plastics they produce and set an awesome example for generations to come.
photo by @simonagerphotography // reaching widths of nearly 11 feet (over 3 m), the spotted eagle ray is one of the largest eagle rays, with only the mantas growing bigger. spotted eagle rays, like all eagle rays, are active swimmers and do not lie motionless on the seafloor, like the closely related whiptail stingrays (e.g., southern stingray). they are foraging predators and are known to eat a variety of invertebrate and fish prey. just like the name implies, the spotted eagle ray is covered in spots and other markings. it is unmistakable with any other species throughout its range. #spottedeagleray#rays#seashepherd#seashepherdglobal#seashepherdaustralia .
original post: @simonagerphotography
Regrann from @onegreenplanet - single-use plastics account for a significant percentage of the non-biodegradable waste that enters the oceans every year. putting an end to the reckless consumption and disposal of plastic bottles, cups, and other items is and will always be important to protect the future of our planet, but a new survey has found everyday items aren’t the only plastic in the ocean. in fact, as it turns out, they don’t even make up the majority of ocean plastic. a recent survey prepared by scientists affiliated with the group ocean cleanup found that at least 46 percent of the plastic in the great pacific garbage patch is from discarded fishing nets.
once they are abandoned, megaplastics like fishing nets become part of the sum total of the non-biodegradable plastic waste in the ocean and come to be a big threat to marine animals. fish, marine mammals, and other creatures become easily entangled in the floating nets, and the results of those accidents are often deadly.
seeing as fishing gear is a major contributor to overall oceanic plastic pollution, commercial fisheries and seafood companies should be now pressured to change their practices in a way that would reduce the amount of ghost nets left in the oceans – for example, through gear-marking and more responsible use of the gear in general. in the meantime, the thing we can do as individual consumers would be to limit the amount of seafood we eat or cut it out completely.
The mornington peninsula team and 96 volunteers spent a sunny sunday morning at mount martha beach. it is a beautiful location and now has 155kg less litter. thanks to everyone who helped with the clean-up today, we really appreciate the assistance, conversations and laughs.
after sorting and counting the litter, the main items we collected included:
413 plastic straws and confectionary sticks
142 plastic lids and tops
74 plastic bottles
72 plastic single use food containers
41 plastic bags - shopping and dog poo
45 pieces of rope
389 bits of hard plastic (much of this was small)
over 8000 remnants of plastic (bits of bag, wrap, etc)
148 pieces of foam
127 glass bottles and over 120 pieces of broken glass
2 aerosol cans
120 aluminium cans
over 150 metal bottle tops
8 balloons and ribbon
it is unfortunate that the greens bill to introduce a container deposit scheme was not supported by the liberal party or the labor party this week in victorian parliament. they don’t seem to think we have an issue and that kerb side recycling is working efficiently. looks like we will be picking up cans and bottles from the beaches, rivers etc for some time to come sadly.