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Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: June 02, 2018 01:31PM

Eat seaweed?
Where does your sea weed come from?

Im living in Nihn Phouc on the south China sea,
Sea weed is how this ocean side community makes a living during summer months.

Near Nihn Phouc is VInasun Ship yard with sea weed being harvested there also.
on the average there are 5 to 8 ships being serviced.
Sand blasting toxic bottom paints ect ect you can smell the toxins in water around ship yard, Seaweed is collected right next to yard.

In Nihn Phouc many house holds dump daily garbage in ocean,
I call it Diaper beach litterd with plastic and diapers,
On this same beach sea weed is laid out to dry before china buys it up.
You really need to know where your seaweed is coming from.

This problem in the Puget sound usa not any better off.
We veagans who eat sea weed need to know source or you are plying rolete
even then like the native americans used to say One water.
Six countrys here in Asia dump the most plastics in our Oceans.

But we foul the oceans also. Just want to say after seeing this Large sea weed production you need to beware.

We have been trying to get people to stop dumping, its an uphill battle!

People really need to start fighting for a real clean water act if there is to be a future.

The Puget sound is just one example of this sad problem.

Since mussels are "filter feeders," they absorb contaminants from their environment into their tissues in a concentrated way. Scientists used cages to transplant clean mussels from an aquaculture source on Whidbey Island to 18 urbanized locations around Puget Sound. Several months later, they pulled those previously uncontaminated mussels back out of the urban waters and, together with the Puget Sound Institute, tested them again.
In three of the 18 locations, the mussels then tested positive for trace amounts of oxycodone. How, you ask?
When humans ingest opioids like oxycodone, they ultimately end up excreting traces of the drugs into the toilet. Those chemicals then end up in wastewater. And while many contaminants are filtered out of wastewater before it's released into the oceans, wastewater management systems can't entirely filter out drugs. Thus, opioids, antidepressants, the common chemotherapy drug Melphalan -- the mussels tested positive for all of them.
"What we eat and what we excrete goes into the Puget Sound," Jennifer Lanksbury, a biologist at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, told CBS Seattle affiliate KIRO. "It's telling me there's a lot of people taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound area."

Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: June 04, 2018 03:23PM

Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand


It may be that many of the fish, shrimp people eat have some tiny plastic in them.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/04/2018 03:24PM by RawPracticalist.

Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: June 04, 2018 11:06PM

quote Rawpraticalist-It may be that many of the fish, shrimp people eat have some tiny plastic in them.

Raw Ive read all Oceans tested, 85 percent of fish have Styrofoam or plastic.
same for aquatic plants.

Plastic breaks down to fine partical, that fish think is food.

Plastics are like a mop for the chemicals that are in waters they concentrate
in the plastic, then fish eat and ocean plants absorb.

Here on the South China Sea things are very out of control with Ocean dumping.
our oceans if they where a person would be in ICU at hospital very sick.

When our oceans die we go with them. The world is seeing the problem, but not acting fast enough, We are losing at this stage in time.

Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: June 04, 2018 11:19PM

SURF RIDERS Foundation:

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

By Nicole D'Alessandro

It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, doesn't it?
And we can't escape plastic pollution, either.
Plastic is literally at my fingertips all day long. Plastic keyboard. Plastic framed computer monitor. Plastic mouse. The amount of plastic I encounter daily doesn't end there. Chances are, you can relate. Plastic is an epidemic.

But where does all this plastic go? We ship some of it overseas to be recycled. Quite a bit ends up in landfills. And more than you can imagine ends up on the loose as plastic pollution, eventually making its way into our waterways.
Tiny plastic beads used in hundreds of toiletries like facial scrubs and toothpastes have even been found in our Great Lakes—the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world! Giant garbage patches (one twice the size of Texas) can be found floating around in the oceans. And all this plastic pollution is not only a problem for the earth, it's bad for our health.

Here are 22 Preposterous Facts About Plastic Pollution:
In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day.
Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
We currently recover only five percent of the plastics we produce.
The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.
Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate.
The production of plastic uses around eight percent of the world's oil production (bioplastics are not a good solution as they require food source crops).
Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year (source: Brita)
Plastic in the ocean breaks down into such small segments that pieces of plastic from a one liter bottle could end up on every mile of beach throughout the world.
Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.
46 percent of plastics float (EPA 2006) and it can drift for years before eventually concentrating in the ocean gyres.
It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world's ocean surfaces. 80 percent of pollution enters the ocean from the land.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.
Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean's surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.
One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.
44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.
In samples collected in Lake Erie, 85 percent of the plastic particles were smaller than two-tenths of an inch, and much of that was microscopic. Researchers found 1,500 and 1.7 million of these particles per square mile.
Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form (with the exception of the small amount that has been incinerated).
Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body—93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical).
Some of these compounds found in plastic have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.
Here are 10 Ways to “Rise Above Plastic:
Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water. Cloth bags and metal or glass reusable bottles are available locally at great prices.
Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other "disposable" plastics. Carry reusable utensils in your purse, backpack or car to use at bbq's, potlucks or take-out restaurants.
Reduce everyday plastics such as sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box that includes a thermos.
Bring your to-go mug with you to the coffee shop, smoothie shop or restaurants that let you use them, which is a great way to reduce lids, plastic cups and/or plastic-lined cups.
Go digital! No need for plastic cds, dvds and jewel cases when you can buy your music and videos online.
Seek out alternatives to the plastic items that you rely on.
Recycle. If you must use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE), which are the most commonly recycled plastics. Avoid plastic bags and polystyrene foam as both typically have very low recycling rates.
Volunteer at a beach cleanup. Surfrider Foundation Chapters often hold cleanups monthly or more frequently.
Support plastic bag bans, polystyrene foam bans and bottle recycling bills.
Spread the word. Talk to your family and friends about why it is important to reduce plastic in our lives and the nasty impacts of plastic pollution.
Watch Rise Above Plastics—Plastics Kill from Surfrider Foundation:

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