Seattle-caught salmon found to contain cocaine, antidepressants, and pain relievers

photo: salmon caught in Seattle found to have pharmaceuticals pollution

81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Salmon is purported to be one of the healthiest foods due to its high omega-3 content, protein, and essential fatty acids, but if the fish is obtained from the Puget Sound, it is anything but healthy.

According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh … [more…]

Rare Footage Helps Explain What Narwhals Use Their Tusks For

Rare Footage Helps Explain What Narwhals Use Their Tusks For

Please see the complete, original care2 article by Alicia Graef at the link below.

Scientists are marveling over never-before-seen footage of narwhals that has brought to light new evidence for what those unicorn-like tusks are actually used for. Narwhals are toothed whales who live in the Arctic waters of Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia, but they don’t actually have any teeth in their mouth. Instead, the males grow a long


Animation, Storytelling Chronicle the Yellow Quill First Nation’s Water Struggles

movie frame: artist's hand drawing eagle, humans, and natural creation.

University of Saskatchewan research group interviewed 22 elders from First Nation community

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Animation might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to serious academic research.

But researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have teamed up with the Yellow Quill First Nation to chronicle the community’s struggles with water in a new video that combines storytelling and animated drawing.

It’s a part of … [more…]

Captains For Clean Water

poster frame of video: Captains for Clean Water

This is the short-form documentary by Captains For Clean Water. The documentary raises awareness of the volume of fresh water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. The nutrient-laden Okeechobee is full of pollutants that are harmful to marine ecosystems and that are devastating both east and west coast marine environments.


Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Wish? Protect our Oceans

photo: Dr. Sylvia Earle in one of many submersibles she has piloted

Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

TED Prize Winner – 2009

More about the world’s oceans:

Want to combat climate change? Take care of our oceans

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