Where does half the world's plastic waste come from? 🧴

Plus extinct fish found alive, plastic bans and a better way to study microplastics

Hi everyone,

Welcome, as always, to this week’s new pod members. It’s lovely to see you here!

It’s been a busy week this week. I’ve been writing about Greenland sharks for Nat Geo and (obviously) immersing myself in the joy that is Eurovision (Iceland was robbed!). But let’s get to the ocean and what’s been happening under the water this week.

First of all, did you see this orca smacking right into a dolphin mid-breach? Yikes!

🦈 Sharks

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🐬🐙 Marine animals

🚯 Pollution

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💰 Funding & opportunities

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🐚🐠 Ecosystems

🎣 Fisheries

❄️ Ice, ice, baby

That’s all for this week, folks. Thanks for reading!

PSA: My comms consultancy and copywriting services are now getting booked up into June but, if you’re interested in working together, do get in touch to discuss projects from late June / July and beyond! 🤓


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