Even though our main focus was blue whales, we observed other marine mammal species as well!
All in all, plastics have the capacity to endanger species and destabilize ecosystems. Marine plastic acts like an invasive species that demands coordinated efforts from the state and relevant stakeholders to eradicate the problem.
Baleen whales* are large whales with a filter-feeding system (called baleen) in their mouths. Also known as “mysticetes”, they are famous for undertaking some of the longest recorded migrations amongst
My journey with microplastics began back in 2019 when I investigated microplastic ingestion by common anchovies and sardines in Sri Lanka and Australia. In Sinhalese, these species are referred to as Haalmassa (Stolephorus commersonnii), Saalaya (Sardinella gibbosa), and Hurulla (Ablygaster sirm), and all of these are popular seafood choices of Sri Lankans.
The ocean has always been a place of mystery to me. The vastness of this environment was unfathomable and I knew all I wanted to do was explore this world that is as beautiful as it is scary.
The incident occurred during a period of strong winds and high waves, which resulted in the onshore movement of the nurdles and high accumulation on the beaches directly onshore of the ship location
The Coastal Conservation Dept statement claiming that Mount Lavinia has successfully recovered as a result of the said nourishment are rather impulsive and, as a matter of fact, fictitious.