Fri, 12 April 2019
If Anemones and their close relatives, corals, don't have a tough enough time with climate change consequences that cause mass bleaching, they seem to also be dealing with taking in microfibres.
Microfibres enter the ocean through "shedding" during the laundry cycle, enter into the sewage treatment system and get into local waterways that will empty into the ocean, eventually.
The microfibres could be from nylon, polyester, and polypropylene materials. Take a look and the tags on your clothes and see if these materials are on them. Chance are they are there because they are quite common.
Listen to the episode to find out about the study that discovered this possibility. Share your thoughts on how you buy your clothes to prevent microfibres from getting into the Ocean in our Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.
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Direct download: SUFB_S753_AnemonesTakeInMicrofibres.mp3
Category:Microfibres -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT