Plastic spoon in sea turtle’s nose

Please stop using single-use plastics. This is not the first time plastics end up in sea turtles’ nostrils.

“A new video shows researchers in Costa Rica removing the plastic utensil from a wild sea turtle’s nostril, offering a vivid reminder why recycling can be a matter of life and death.

Somewhere in the world, someone threw away a plastic fork instead of recycling it. That’s not unusual, and the person probably didn’t give it much thought. But while the fork may have been forgotten, its journey was far from finished.

The fork eventually ended up in the ocean, as does about 8 million metric tons of plastic every year — including trash discarded on land as well as at sea. And then, in another sadly common occurrence, this utensil ended up torturing a sea turtle.” Complete article published 12/18/15.

Fragile Mediterranean – a documentary

The Mediterranean Sea is a world of impressive diversity where ocean sunfish and whales live side by side, and colourful corals provide a home for smaller creatures. But human beings have left their mark here for thousands of years: ancient shipwrecks and fighter planes from the Second World War litter the ocean floor, while until recently raw sewage was fed straight into the sea. The impact has been devastating – today the Mediterranean is an ecosystem on the edge. But there is a glimmer of hope as measures to protect the sea from pollution and excessive disturbance are being put into place.

Sandrine Ruiton from the University of Marseille specialises in research on artificial reefs to build up the lost marine biodiversity near cities like Marseille, one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. Until recently it was responsible for seriously polluting the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. Christian Petron himself has been instrumental in raising awareness of this ecosystem in dire straights. His own 30-year-old archive footage shows the extent of the pollution in graphic detail.

Both Sandrine Ruiton and Christian are involved in the hugely successful ‘Prado Reef 2006’ project, which is designed to repopulate the local waters by encouraging the colonisation of new reefs. Even old shipwrecks and fighter planes turned into artificial reefs and first indications offer grounds for cautious optimism.

But to be able to accurately assess the success of these artificial reefs, detailed population counts are absolutely essential. But their accuracy is questionable when carried out by divers with conventional equipment – reef creatures are notoriously shy and many are likely to hide at the approach of a noisy diver. So Sandrine Ruiton wants to find out if Frederic can achieve more accurate population counts on these fragile reefs by being less intrusive. His ability to move and behave almost like a fish without any cumbersome diving equipment allows him closer access without frightening the wildlife off.

His first destination is the wreck of an freighter, sunk after world-war 2, closely followed and observed by Christian Petron. The collection of creatures found here are delicate and extremely cautious. But this dive also poses real challenges for Fred: diving in a wreck brings particular dangers with it, especially for a freediver. Nevertheless, he is determined to press on with his attempt to evaluate the state of Mediterranean marine wildlife.

The artificial reef population surveys are only part of the reason why Frederic has come to the Mediterranean. He also works together with Dr. Pierre Chevaldonne, a scientist at the ‘Station Marine D’Endoume/Marseille’. Both are interested in an underwater cave that could be invaluable to modern science.

Organisms and animals that are usually associated with much deeper waters thrive in this deep dark cave. In particular a collection of sponges could be of interest, not just because they provide an endless supply of biomarkers that are very sensitive to environmental changes: they are also highly relevant for modern medicine. Sponges are known to provide AZT (Azido-Thymidin) – currently one of the most used medications for the treatment of AIDS and in the fight against cancer. The sponges generate these substances as dangerous chemical weapons against predators or as a defence against harmful bacteria.

The research team is renowned for their work on sponges, but the breathing bubbles emitted by conventional drivers would collect at the cave ceiling and gradually kill the cave dwellers.

But Frederic’s approach is very different. By holding his breath, he can ensure that the sponges and other cave organisms are not threatened. He is able to explore the cave in detail and report his findings and bring samples back to the research group. This research can provide ground-breaking insights into modern medicine, as well as giving an indication of the health of the Mediterranean waters by examining the sponges’ biomarkers.

Together, Frederic’s involvement in the artificial reef projects as well as the underwater cave exploration are extremely valuable contributions to the quest to document and protect the diversity of Mediterranean marine wildlife. He is in a unique position to access and approach the wildlife, that cannot be replicated by using conventional diving methods, and as such is an incredible opportunity for the scientists to gain a new window to the underwater life of the Mediterranean.

Source: Free Documentary

Dangers of Plastic Toxicity & Why to Avoid Bisphenols & BPA

Dr Robert Cassar, Tip of the Day

“Aloha all, this ”TIP OF THE DAY” video we are going to talk about the essential understandings of plastics, bis-phenols and BPA. Most of us internally are filled with very fine contaminants called plastics and the plasticizers called Bis-Phenol A and many others.

As you will see in the video we are massively swimming in these plastics in everything we buy and the derivatives of petroleum and other chemical toxins that leach into everything cause much disturbance to our physical/mental bodies in the form of clogging our muscles, organs, vascular systems, skin pores, lymphatic flow and production etc.

If this is the case with the plastic scenario and blood and lymph flow is everything when you are talking about real health and vitality of the body and the mind.

Consuming and breathing the vapors of plastic is not just destroying the health of all of us , birds, animals, fish etc but the direct health of all of the total environments and the future of this planet.

CHECK THIS OUT : Twice the size of Texas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches for hundreds of miles as a toxic “plastic soup” across the North Pacific Ocean and is one of the most frightening examples of just how much human activity is violating/polluting/destroying the planet.

In total, at least 100 million tons of plastic rubbish is thought to be sloshing around in our seas. Apart from the ocean, there is still plastic in the environment in some form.

Huge amounts have been stuffed into landfills as rubbish, from where plastic can leach poisonous toxins into groundwater supplies.

One of the best ways to stop a lot of plastic usage and the toxicity that goes with it is to make your own water and store it in glass. I reuse other glass jars and bottles to store my water. I use steam distilled water …. try to never buy water in plastic. Most are very toxic indeed.

Learning the skin/pore detox and rejuv protocols and the use of a FIR sauna are one of the best ways to remove accumulated toxins.

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Remember FLOW is EVERYTHING !!! Learn the ”Terrain Modification Principles” is a must to live healthier in this world that is so dysfunctional and toxic. Everything in Life is all a ”Work in Progress”. You are what you ”eat, drink, say, hear and do” so be conscious of that.”

Source: EarthShiftProject.com