"Did You Know?" From Recent News

Ellie says: Ocean conservation is in the news. Here are some recent stories I saw after our adventure with the beach clean-up.

 

Baltimore Harbor has its own debris river sweeper

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/mr-trash-wheels-professor-trash-wheels-baltimore-harbor-ocean-trash-pickup/

 

Australian surfers also invented a harbor trash collector

http://seabinproject.com/

 

A blue whale really did wash up onto a southern Oregon beach in 2015

https://www.opb.org/news/article/blue-whale-oregon-beach

 

Japanese glass floats are still found on Oregon beaches

http://www.oregoncoastmagazine.com/oregon_coast_glass_floats.php

 

Shell middens are protected by state law, so don’t touch them!

http://www.beachconnection.net/news/shellmidd030316_915.php

 

Larger than usual die-off of murres is linked to warming oceans

https://www.usnews.com/news/news/articles/2017-02-10/researchers-warm-pacific-water-led-to-vast-seabird-die-off

 

The United Nations commits to stopping the ocean’s rising plastic tide

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42239895