Seahorses must be protected for biological, ecological, and economic reasons. Their extraordinary life history — only the male becomes pregnant and some species are seasonally monogamous — provides us with an unusual opportunity to expand our understanding of reproductive ecology. They are important predators on bottom-dwelling organisms; removing them may disrupt coastal ecosystems. They are also an important source of income and food security for subsistence fishers in many parts of the world. Protections for seahorses benefit many other marine species and ecosystems.
Sharks play a very important role in the oceans in a way that an average fish does not. Sharks are at the top of the food chain in virtually every part of every ocean. In that role, they keep populations of other fish healthy and in proper proportion for their ecosystem.
Spreading awareness of our global plastic pollution issue and empowering individuals to live a more plastic-free lifestyle. One easy step is to start using a reusable water bottles. They are a much healthier choice than plastic bottles. Another reason why you should not use plastic one-time use bottled water is that there are known health risks. Plastic water bottles can contain a chemical known as Bisphenol A (BPA) which can be very harmful to your health. Start small & work yourself towards living plastic free gradually. Choose 1 or 2 things that you can work on this week & share them with me below.
The oceans absorb more than 90% of the energy trapped by greenhouse gases and 25% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, making them warmer and more acidic. For each 3-month period until September 2018, ocean heat content was the highest or second highest on record. Global Mean Sea Level from January to July 2018 was around 2 to 3 mm higher than the same period in 2017. Ocean 🌊 heat at record levels in 2018 & sea level rise continued unabated. The true debate lies in the solutions and in mobilizing the social and political will to act upon our knowledge. Deciding...
Commit to picking up three pieces of trash whenever you visit the beach. Fortunately — and unfortunately — it will probably take you less than a minute. Consider it a sun and sand tax, and make it a habit to leave the beach cleaner than you found it. Attend a beach cleanup. You can hang out with new friends afterwards and bask in the sun and the knowledge that the beach is cleaner than when you arrived. Photo by Mireiabb