21 posts tagged marine life

28th January 2013
It’s easy to forget that human actions affect animals who live on the other side of the world. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), an insecticide that was extremely popular up until it was banned in the 70’s based on its health risks for the environment and humans, has been found in the bodies of penguins and seals in Antarctica. This is just one of hundreds of examples of how toxins move through the food chain and can affect animals that would never normally come into contact with them.
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It’s easy to forget that human actions affect animals who live on the other side of the world. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), an insecticide that was extremely popular up until it was banned in the 70’s based on its health risks for the environment and humans, has been found in the bodies of penguins and seals in Antarctica. This is just one of hundreds of examples of how toxins move through the food chain and can affect animals that would never normally come into contact with them.

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I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted 21-year-old environmental enthusiast.
I'm studying to be a marine biologist, but I live near the Great Lakes rather than the ocean.
I have a fierce love for all living things, a very broad sense of humor, and I'm probably too passionate for my own good.
Herein you'll find animals (especially creepy-crawlies), nature, science, art, some of my own photography, and probably more things about my personal life than you would care to know.
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