Nez Perce Tribe trying to reestablish eel-like fishes in Idaho river

Good News Notes: “Biologists say some people might think when they first see a Pacific lamprey that it’s a snake, or possibly an eel. But they would be wrong. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the lamprey are eel-like primitive fishes that lack the jaws and paired fins of true fishes. Like salmon,…

22-year-old runs from ocean to ocean for Clean Seas

Good News Notes: “On 26 July 2019, 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib asked the crowd of friends, supporters and media gathered around him, to take two deep breaths as a reminder of the importance that the oceans have in giving life. Bencheghib was about to embark upon a 3,100-mile run across the United States of America from coast…

Could jellyfish be the answer to fighting ocean pollution?

 Good News Notes: “You can find huge quantities of jellyfish in European seas, but in some areas the number of blooms is problematic. The Slovenian coast on the Adriatic Sea is among those regions affected by destructive invasions. Researchers in the country believe we could somehow take advantage of this proliferation, especially in their potential…

Investment Company Raises $106 Million to Stop Ocean Pollution

Good News Notes: “Circulate Capital  has raised $106 million to prevent and reduce ocean plastic. The investment management company is focused on financing companies “dedicated to financing innovation, companies, and infrastructure that prevent the flow of plastic waste into the world’s ocean while advancing the circular economy,” according to its website.” “The Singapore-based Circulate Capital Ocean…

Ocean Cleanup hauls its first batch of plastic trash back to shore

Good News Notes: “It hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing, but The Ocean Cleanup is now calling an end to a first successful mission to collect plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, today showing off the pile of trash on the shores of Vancouver. The organization now plans to repurpose the recovered rubbish as plastic…

Four technologies tackling the problem of river plastic pollution

Good News Notes: “The Interceptor is an autonomous solar-powered device that uses a barrier stretching across a river to collect plastic. Rubbish is funnelled towards a floating processing plant that resembles a barge. The trash is passed up a conveyor belt and deposited into bins, which signal to the system when they are full so…

Taking Out The Trash

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/04/a-grand-plan-to-clean-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch

New Species Discovered

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6643737/Scientists-discover-new-species-creepy-cave-dwelling-fish-looks-like-swimming-centipede.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490