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Orca Lulu's body contained PCB levels 100x above the safe limit. Image: SMASS

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Orca Lulu's body contained PCB levels 100x above the safe limit.

Toxic tides, troubled whales: the toll of chemical pollution

By Pine Eisfeld-Pierantonio / 22nd August 2023

In last week’s blog, we examined the challenges whales and dolphins face as they travel the ocean, shedding light on the human-made hurdles they navigate.…

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Microplastics on beach

Blue whales and the menace of microplastics – how we’ll solve this problem

By Pine Eisfeld-Pierantonio / 10th January 2023

Our love affair with plastic began in the 1950s when it revolutionised manufacturing. But what happens when you use a material that’s built to last…

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The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

By Pine Eisfeld-Pierantonio / 7th March 2022

You’ve seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating rubbish in some ocean far away and, like me, you’ve…

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Meet Charlie - bottlenose dolphin

UK government’s poor performance on the marine environment

By Pine Eisfeld-Pierantonio / 18th January 2022

One year ago, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow declared 2021 a ‘Marine Super Year’, stressing that the UK would use its COP26 presidency to lead calls…

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To save whales, dolphins and the world, we need a global treaty on plastic pollution

By Pine Eisfeld-Pierantonio / 16th November 2021

Millions of tonnes of plastic enter the environment every year impacting ecosystems and species. Plastic has been found in the air, rain, our bodies and our food chain. Emissions of…

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Plastic pollution on beach

Plastic Free July – choose to refuse

By Pine Eisfeld-Pierantonio / 13th July 2021

Plastic is everywhere. When I look around me, I see a gazillion things made of plastic: my computer, my watch, pens, lights, clothes … the…

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