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  • More than 650,000 marine animals, including dolphins, whales, seals and turtles, are killed or injured in fishing nets each year 😭
In many cases, animals get caught and die in nets that are being actively used by fishermen. 
Yet lost, discarded and abandoned fishing nets referred to as “ghost nets” cause just as much damage, killing hundreds upon thousands of marine animals. 
Approximately 640,000 tons of fishing gear are left in our oceans every year. 
Left in the ocean, ghostnets become death traps for almost any animal they come into contact with. 
The nets may wrap themselves around the animal’s body, and, in the case of a mammal prevent the animal from returning to the surface to get air, causing them to slowly drown.

That net is cutting into flesh and muscles, and it can sever an artery, And if we’re talking about it wrapping around a tail or a flipper, the tissue can become necrotic, and they’ll lose the limb, which can then lead to a slow death...
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📸 @ripcurlmy via @ourblueplasticplanet
  • More than 650,000 marine animals, including dolphins, whales, seals and turtles, are killed or injured in fishing nets each year 😭
    In many cases, animals get caught and die in nets that are being actively used by fishermen.
    Yet lost, discarded and abandoned fishing nets referred to as “ghost nets” cause just as much damage, killing hundreds upon thousands of marine animals.
    Approximately 640,000 tons of fishing gear are left in our oceans every year.
    Left in the ocean, ghostnets become death traps for almost any animal they come into contact with.
    The nets may wrap themselves around the animal’s body, and, in the case of a mammal prevent the animal from returning to the surface to get air, causing them to slowly drown.

    That net is cutting into flesh and muscles, and it can sever an artery, And if we’re talking about it wrapping around a tail or a flipper, the tissue can become necrotic, and they’ll lose the limb, which can then lead to a slow death...
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    📸 @ripcurlmy via @ourblueplasticplanet
  • 7,500 327 18 February, 2019

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  • All over Central America there is a genus of cicadas, Zammara, that have some of the most vibrant blue, turquoise, green, and gold. They are mostly active morning and mid day, when the sun is directly piercing through the understory onto the tree trunks they rest on. The reason this individual is not turquoise or brilliant blue and green is because it has just molted to its final instar. This Emerald Cicada, Zammara smaragdina, is in its teneral form. It was only hours earlier that evening, he had climbed up from the forest floor and onto a large leaf to complete his final molt. Moments before the sun will rise, his wings will be hardened enough for flight, and his exoskeleton will begin turning bright blue, turquoise, and emerald green with gold dust spattered all over his thorax and abdomen.
When I found this Zammara smargadina male molting in the lowland rainforest of Sarapiqui in Costa Rica on my last night, I knew I had to wait a few hours to get the shots I had envisioned. The process of molting for insects, especially the adult molt, is truly a remarkable and surreal process for both the viewer and insect itself. When cicadas begin to harden after exiting their rather primitive nymphal exoskeleton, they have iridescent scales of gold and green, which are shaken off by flight over the next few days. Their wings after being pumped with hemolymph, have this gorgeous blue-green sheen to the inner membranous wing cells, which have yet to become clear with faint spots. Freshly emerged cicadas have completely different coloration than when they are mature, the iridescence and glow to them is only for a few hours. 
Through this image you can see just how delicate and elegant this insect is as he reaches the peak of his life. This beautiful process is completed under the cover of darkness and in silence, I bet the cicada is not even aware of how drastic his coloration will change over the next day, this insect is so peaceful and exquisite.
  • All over Central America there is a genus of cicadas, Zammara, that have some of the most vibrant blue, turquoise, green, and gold. They are mostly active morning and mid day, when the sun is directly piercing through the understory onto the tree trunks they rest on. The reason this individual is not turquoise or brilliant blue and green is because it has just molted to its final instar. This Emerald Cicada, Zammara smaragdina, is in its teneral form. It was only hours earlier that evening, he had climbed up from the forest floor and onto a large leaf to complete his final molt. Moments before the sun will rise, his wings will be hardened enough for flight, and his exoskeleton will begin turning bright blue, turquoise, and emerald green with gold dust spattered all over his thorax and abdomen.
    When I found this Zammara smargadina male molting in the lowland rainforest of Sarapiqui in Costa Rica on my last night, I knew I had to wait a few hours to get the shots I had envisioned. The process of molting for insects, especially the adult molt, is truly a remarkable and surreal process for both the viewer and insect itself. When cicadas begin to harden after exiting their rather primitive nymphal exoskeleton, they have iridescent scales of gold and green, which are shaken off by flight over the next few days. Their wings after being pumped with hemolymph, have this gorgeous blue-green sheen to the inner membranous wing cells, which have yet to become clear with faint spots. Freshly emerged cicadas have completely different coloration than when they are mature, the iridescence and glow to them is only for a few hours.
    Through this image you can see just how delicate and elegant this insect is as he reaches the peak of his life. This beautiful process is completed under the cover of darkness and in silence, I bet the cicada is not even aware of how drastic his coloration will change over the next day, this insect is so peaceful and exquisite.
  • 3,822 70 20 February, 2019
  • Did you know?
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In the 1970's hairsprays used to contain chemicals that were damaging for the ozone layer (also known as chlorofluorocarbons - CFCs).
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In the late 1970's, these chemicals were forbidden in the U.S. Other countries followed with 1987’s Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed by 191 countries with the goal of banning ozone depleting chemicals.
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Nowadays, most hairsprays contain  propellants—such as hydrocarbons and compressed gases like nitrous oxide—that do not deplete the ozone layer.
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However, it doesn't mean they are good for the environment! They still contain compressed gases notorious for their contribution to global warming.
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Every time you hit the button, you are raising your carbon footprint. In fact, aerosol sprays emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) a key component of asthma-inducing smog.
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Many VOC's can cause serious health problems, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the level of VOCs indoors is two to five times higher than the level outdoors.
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What is the alternative? Choose non-aerosol sprays. They don’t contain compressed gases. Instead, they use a pumping mechanism versus a pressurized mist. Also, choose sprays containing natural and organic ingredients, with no hidden artificial fragrance and no plastics. Easy! 😉
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#easyecotips #ecofriendly #ecology #savetheplanet #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastelife #plasticfree #nomoreplastic #noplasticbags #greenliving #sustainableliving #bath #bathroom #haircomb #hairstyle #hairstyles #hairstylist #hairstyling #hair #hairspray #aerosol #hairdresser #ozone #epa #pollution #globalwarming #climatechange #beauty
  • Did you know?
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    In the 1970's hairsprays used to contain chemicals that were damaging for the ozone layer (also known as chlorofluorocarbons - CFCs).
    .
    In the late 1970's, these chemicals were forbidden in the U.S. Other countries followed with 1987’s Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed by 191 countries with the goal of banning ozone depleting chemicals.
    .
    Nowadays, most hairsprays contain propellants—such as hydrocarbons and compressed gases like nitrous oxide—that do not deplete the ozone layer.
    .
    However, it doesn't mean they are good for the environment! They still contain compressed gases notorious for their contribution to global warming.
    .
    Every time you hit the button, you are raising your carbon footprint. In fact, aerosol sprays emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) a key component of asthma-inducing smog.
    .
    Many VOC's can cause serious health problems, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the level of VOCs indoors is two to five times higher than the level outdoors.
    .
    What is the alternative? Choose non-aerosol sprays. They don’t contain compressed gases. Instead, they use a pumping mechanism versus a pressurized mist. Also, choose sprays containing natural and organic ingredients, with no hidden artificial fragrance and no plastics. Easy! 😉
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    #easyecotips #ecofriendly #ecology #savetheplanet #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastelife #plasticfree #nomoreplastic #noplasticbags #greenliving #sustainableliving #bath #bathroom #haircomb #hairstyle #hairstyles #hairstylist #hairstyling #hair #hairspray #aerosol #hairdresser #ozone #epa #pollution #globalwarming #climatechange #beauty
  • 2,550 57 18 February, 2019

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  • This big mumma Pachycereus pringlei is approaching 5m tall! And her biggest babe there is just shy of 1m 🌵😲
Live large this weekend and come meet these whoppers in person 🌵💚🌵
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📷 @kottylogic
  • This big mumma Pachycereus pringlei is approaching 5m tall! And her biggest babe there is just shy of 1m 🌵😲
    Live large this weekend and come meet these whoppers in person 🌵💚🌵
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    📷 @kottylogic
  • 26 1 7 minutes ago

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  • Livre. Sempre que ouço essa palavra lembro de um dos meus filmes prediletos da infância. Chamava-se "Born Free" ou "A história de Elza" aqui no Brasil. É um drama real de um casal que, durante um safari na África, matam uma Leoa em própria defesa e descobrem os 3 filhotes do animal, agora, órfãos. Diante da tragédia, entregam dois deles a um zoológico e decidem criar a fêmea a quem deram o nome de Elza. A pequena leoa é doce e carinhosa. Domesticada ela convive em perfeita harmonia com o casal. Assim que ingressa na vida adulta o casal decide que ela, que nasceu livre, deveria voltar para a savana e continuar, livre. E a deixam onde um dia a resgataram. Passado um ano, o casal retorna ao lugar e Elza vem ao encontro deles, trazendo consigo seus filhotes. O filme acaba assim ao som da música "Born free" de Andy Williams e, todos, choramos, compulsivamente. Talvez tenha sido o primeiro trabalho que acenou para a consciência ecológica. Bem, eu nem sei pq cheguei aqui hj mas talvez eu desconfie a razão do meu pranto. Estamos numa corrente sistemática de condições infindas e sem opção de saída. Quem é livre, afinal? Em qual momento sou livre? Fome, dor, desejo, medo movimentam minhas palavras, pensamentos, atos e omissões. O que é liberdade, então? Vc é livre? Conheceu alguém livre? Qdo seremos de fato livres ou essa ideia não passa de um opiáceo? Ou, uma pergunta ainda melhor, será que alguém quer mesmo ser livre? A foto #tbt tirei num espaço cultural e entre palavras que respeito: "Ballet" e "Opera". Fui pesquisar sobre David H. Koch e descobri um liberalista americano...liberalismo, livre, Elza, não resisti. Mas, será que escrevi aqui por ser livre ou não? Fotos do filme tbm inseri e da Elza, lindíssima! Quem sabe alguém um dia me levará de volta à Savana? #elza #bornfree #movies #sixties #lioness #lion #free #freedom #nyc #instalioness #instaecology #ecology #newyorkballet #manhattan #sixtiesmovies #tbt
  • Livre. Sempre que ouço essa palavra lembro de um dos meus filmes prediletos da infância. Chamava-se "Born Free" ou "A história de Elza" aqui no Brasil. É um drama real de um casal que, durante um safari na África, matam uma Leoa em própria defesa e descobrem os 3 filhotes do animal, agora, órfãos. Diante da tragédia, entregam dois deles a um zoológico e decidem criar a fêmea a quem deram o nome de Elza. A pequena leoa é doce e carinhosa. Domesticada ela convive em perfeita harmonia com o casal. Assim que ingressa na vida adulta o casal decide que ela, que nasceu livre, deveria voltar para a savana e continuar, livre. E a deixam onde um dia a resgataram. Passado um ano, o casal retorna ao lugar e Elza vem ao encontro deles, trazendo consigo seus filhotes. O filme acaba assim ao som da música "Born free" de Andy Williams e, todos, choramos, compulsivamente. Talvez tenha sido o primeiro trabalho que acenou para a consciência ecológica. Bem, eu nem sei pq cheguei aqui hj mas talvez eu desconfie a razão do meu pranto. Estamos numa corrente sistemática de condições infindas e sem opção de saída. Quem é livre, afinal? Em qual momento sou livre? Fome, dor, desejo, medo movimentam minhas palavras, pensamentos, atos e omissões. O que é liberdade, então? Vc é livre? Conheceu alguém livre? Qdo seremos de fato livres ou essa ideia não passa de um opiáceo? Ou, uma pergunta ainda melhor, será que alguém quer mesmo ser livre? A foto #tbt tirei num espaço cultural e entre palavras que respeito: "Ballet" e "Opera". Fui pesquisar sobre David H. Koch e descobri um liberalista americano...liberalismo, livre, Elza, não resisti. Mas, será que escrevi aqui por ser livre ou não? Fotos do filme tbm inseri e da Elza, lindíssima! Quem sabe alguém um dia me levará de volta à Savana? #elza #bornfree #movies #sixties #lioness #lion #free #freedom #nyc #instalioness #instaecology #ecology #newyorkballet #manhattan #sixtiesmovies #tbt
  • 7 0 9 minutes ago
  • Defenders of Wildlife, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Center for Biological Diversity have all filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, saying that it would be "disastrous for communities and wildlife along the border, including some of our country's most endangered species."
  • Defenders of Wildlife, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Center for Biological Diversity have all filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, saying that it would be "disastrous for communities and wildlife along the border, including some of our country's most endangered species."
  • 10 1 11 minutes ago

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  • Bison, YNP
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Did you know the plains bison of @yellowstonenps are the smallest of the two species in North America? It’s crazy to think this big guy has an ever bigger cousin!
  • Bison, YNP
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    Did you know the plains bison of @yellowstonenps are the smallest of the two species in North America? It’s crazy to think this big guy has an ever bigger cousin!
  • 15 3 18 minutes ago

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  • “Gardening can’t be just decorating the planet; it’s also about restoration and ecology.” -John Greenlee
This space used to be a traditional lawn. Now it features a gravel pathway bordered with native succulent beds, and planters featuring our drought tolerant native Junegrass Koeleria macrantha. The client never has to water or mow the grass ever again!
  • “Gardening can’t be just decorating the planet; it’s also about restoration and ecology.” -John Greenlee
    This space used to be a traditional lawn. Now it features a gravel pathway bordered with native succulent beds, and planters featuring our drought tolerant native Junegrass Koeleria macrantha. The client never has to water or mow the grass ever again!
  • 17 2 36 minutes ago
  • 「ワイルド・エコロジー:能作文徳展」能作文徳建築設計事務所+東京電機大学能作研究室@プリズミックギャラリー。
建築を循環のなかに位置づくもの、また分解者として捉えることからはじまるデザイン。建築におけるエコロジカルな話は要素技術の集積として現れがちだけれども、マニフェストにある枠組みのスケールの大きさとデザイン力でどのプロジェクトも全体が統合されている点はさすが。マニフェストの懐の大きさが各プロジェクトの全体性の現れ方の違いとしてみえてくるところもよく、エコロジーというものへの認識もひろがる。展示方法もエコでplayful。
このスケールの大きさがぜひ今後ビッグプロジェクトで展開されることも期待したい。今日18時まで。
#建築 #建築展 #能作文徳 #ワイルドエコロジー #エコ #西大井のあな #プリズミックギャラリー #architecture #fuminorinousaku #wildecology #ecology #prismicgallery
  • 「ワイルド・エコロジー:能作文徳展」能作文徳建築設計事務所+東京電機大学能作研究室@プリズミックギャラリー。
    建築を循環のなかに位置づくもの、また分解者として捉えることからはじまるデザイン。建築におけるエコロジカルな話は要素技術の集積として現れがちだけれども、マニフェストにある枠組みのスケールの大きさとデザイン力でどのプロジェクトも全体が統合されている点はさすが。マニフェストの懐の大きさが各プロジェクトの全体性の現れ方の違いとしてみえてくるところもよく、エコロジーというものへの認識もひろがる。展示方法もエコでplayful。
    このスケールの大きさがぜひ今後ビッグプロジェクトで展開されることも期待したい。今日18時まで。
    #建築 #建築展 #能作文徳 #ワイルドエコロジー #エコ #西大井のあな #プリズミックギャラリー #architecture #fuminorinousaku #wildecology #ecology #prismicgallery
  • 6 0 49 minutes ago

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  • You might not want to watch if you're arachnophobic!

So this is what I think is a young Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus). So this species isn't native to North America, but it's also not invasive, which means it would be doing harm to the ecosystem.

Many introduced spiders compete with native spiders, which harms them. But these guys don't seem to do that. I know I liked this spider around- it was eating the annoying house flies (Musca domestica)! The first video is the spider capturing a fly, the second is actually of the spider eating a different fly it captured. The other three videos are of the spider building its web! These aren't the best videos, because they go in and out of focus but... they were fun to get!

#spider #arachnid #insect #fly #bug #spiderweb #bugs #nature #ecology #entomology #arachnology #science #naturephotography #circleoflife #predator #prey #carnivore #wildlife #arthropod #invertebrate
  • You might not want to watch if you're arachnophobic!

    So this is what I think is a young Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus). So this species isn't native to North America, but it's also not invasive, which means it would be doing harm to the ecosystem.

    Many introduced spiders compete with native spiders, which harms them. But these guys don't seem to do that. I know I liked this spider around- it was eating the annoying house flies (Musca domestica)! The first video is the spider capturing a fly, the second is actually of the spider eating a different fly it captured. The other three videos are of the spider building its web! These aren't the best videos, because they go in and out of focus but... they were fun to get!

    #spider #arachnid #insect #fly #bug #spiderweb #bugs #nature #ecology #entomology #arachnology #science #naturephotography #circleoflife #predator #prey #carnivore #wildlife #arthropod #invertebrate
  • 8 0 49 minutes ago
  • Park Diagonal Mar by Miralles Taglia EMBT (2002) 
A retail and residential complex centered on a public park, completes Barcelona’s urban beachfront revitalization begun in 1989 for the Summer Olympic Games. 
Providing a gateway to the sea for locals and visitors, Parc Diagonal Mar features play areas, lakes, a waterfall, an outdoor café, a fountain and viewingmounds, all linked by paths that lead to the beach. The park is conceived as an abstract tapestry in plan view, and is enjoyed from above by high-rise residents. Ecology played a meaningful role in the park’s design. Porous pavements minimize stormwater runoff. The use of native plant materials allows for reduced irrigation and pesticide use. A regional retention pond and sections of shoreline edged with aquatic plants provide first flush cleansing of stormwater, as well as a habitat for indigenous marine and bird species.
  • Park Diagonal Mar by Miralles Taglia EMBT (2002)
    A retail and residential complex centered on a public park, completes Barcelona’s urban beachfront revitalization begun in 1989 for the Summer Olympic Games.
    Providing a gateway to the sea for locals and visitors, Parc Diagonal Mar features play areas, lakes, a waterfall, an outdoor café, a fountain and viewingmounds, all linked by paths that lead to the beach. The park is conceived as an abstract tapestry in plan view, and is enjoyed from above by high-rise residents. Ecology played a meaningful role in the park’s design. Porous pavements minimize stormwater runoff. The use of native plant materials allows for reduced irrigation and pesticide use. A regional retention pond and sections of shoreline edged with aquatic plants provide first flush cleansing of stormwater, as well as a habitat for indigenous marine and bird species.
  • 70 2 50 minutes ago