It is December and guess what? This is the last UK FREE POST weekend of the year. Check out the store for great, circular, tees and tops and order before midnight on Sunday to get your UK shipping for free.
#Christmas #circulareconomy #gifts #freepost @teemillstore @rapanuiclothing
80% of purchases bought over the Black Friday weekend will end up in landfill or incinerated. Less than 1% of the world’s clothes are recycled back into new clothes once they are worn out. It’s a symptom of a bigger issue, and of the take-make-waste economy that results in a truck full of clothing burned or buried every second. To save our planet, we need to make a change. And we need your help. That’s why, this year, instead of discounting our products, we’re reversing Black Friday. We’re asking you to send back your old Just One Ocean clothing so it can be made into new products. You’ll receive store credit for the items you send back. Together, we can end waste. #circulareconomy #takebackfriday
Mangroves are trees and shrubs that grow directly in salty or brackish water in the coastal intertidal zone. Mangrove trees thrive in hot, muddy, salty conditions that would quickly kill most plants.
The benefits of mangroves include:
Their intricate network of roots is attractive for oceanic and freshwater species seeking food and shelter from predators. Mangroves offer critical nursing environments for juveniles of many marine species, from gobies to crocodiles.
Mangroves reduce erosion and improve water quality by filtering pollutants and trapping sediments from land.
Mangroves offer shoreline protection by forming an obstacle to wind and waves. They can significantly decrease the intensity of a storm.
Mangroves play a crucial role in the fight against climate change by storing carbon thereby decreasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. They can store up to five times more carbon than an equal area of rainforest.
#oceanissues #mangroves #carbonstorage #carbonsink #carbonsequestration #CO2 #climatechange #bluecarbon #bigmangrovesurvey @noaa @bluecarboninitiative
Beach cleans are not the answer to our pollution problems but they are a positive contribution to the local environment. Beach cleans also:
- are good fun
- give you a feeling of accomplishment
- let you hang out with cool like-minded people
- let you spend time by the sea 🌊
So why not join in the fun and find a beach clean close to you this weekend? @beachcleanorg
In the summer of 2022 these students from Portsmouth University participated in the Just One Ocean Marine Conservation Internship in collaboration with Coral Tribe Koh Tao, Thailand. They participated in a range of marine conservation projects and activities including the Big Microplastic Survey, coral reef and crown of thorns surveys, drupella snail removal, and beach cleans. It was an experience of a lifetime that contributes to the Just One Ocean mission of protecting the ocean through science, education and communication. As one intern noted:
“Knowledge and understanding are incredibly important in the battle of getting the public backing to protect the environment. I hope with the experience I have gained I will be able to inspire others also and teach those around me the skills and easy ways to reduce our own individual impacts.”
#oceanissues #internship2022 #kohtao #coralreef #crownofthorns #drupellasnails @microplasticsurvey @realcoraltribe @beachcleanorg
Marine flatworms are soft, unsegmented and bilaterally symmetrical worms. They have no skeleton and the body is highly flexible as can be seen in the video. They have no circulatory or respiratory systems but rely on diffusion to circulate nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
The life span of a marine flatworm is generally between three weeks to three to four months long, depending on the species.
#oceanissues #theseaisamazing #flatworms #kohtao #thailand #marineconservation #internship @realcoraltribe
The longfin bannerfish is native to the Indo-Pacific area. They live in pairs and mostly feed on zooplankton in the water column and coral polyps. Their conservation status is classified as least concern.
These colorful fish arent shy and look lovely on camera!
#oceanissues #longfinbannerfish #scubadiving #marineconservation @realcoraltribe