Comments on: High-flying Balloons Pose a Definite Downside for Ocean Wildlife http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/ News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:32:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Save Philippine Seas » Balloons: What goes up must come down http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/#comment-381 Save Philippine Seas » Balloons: What goes up must come down Fri, 14 Sep 2012 06:11:03 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=2499#comment-381 [...] But, we haven’t given much thought to this: what happens to balloons long after the festivities are over? Balloons don’t stay in the sky forever. They eventually float back down and usually land in the ocean, where they get mistaken for food by marine wildlife – whales, dolphins and, most especially, turtles. Eating them blocks their digestive tract and that eventually becomes fatal. “A recent study of sea turtles found that of the 41 pieces of rubber eaten by turtles studied, 32 pieces (78%) were balloon fragments,” cites The Blog Aquatic. [...] [...] But, we haven’t given much thought to this: what happens to balloons long after the festivities are over? Balloons don’t stay in the sky forever. They eventually float back down and usually land in the ocean, where they get mistaken for food by marine wildlife – whales, dolphins and, most especially, turtles. Eating them blocks their digestive tract and that eventually becomes fatal. “A recent study of sea turtles found that of the 41 pieces of rubber eaten by turtles studied, 32 pieces (78%) were balloon fragments,” cites The Blog Aquatic. [...]

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By: השבוע ברשת 2-8/9/12 « דג ירוק http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/#comment-356 השבוע ברשת 2-8/9/12 « דג ירוק Sun, 09 Sep 2012 13:39:08 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=2499#comment-356 [...] מה שעולה למעלה חייב לרדת למטה. הבלונים שכולנו אוהבים לקבל בימי הולדת או להפריך לכבוד השנה החדשה, מגיעים בסוף לים. דגים, עופות ובעלי חיים נוספים נחנקים מהבלונים האלו או מסתבכים בחוטים שלהם וטובעים. ויש גם דף פייסבוק שלם בנושא. [...] [...] מה שעולה למעלה חייב לרדת למטה. הבלונים שכולנו אוהבים לקבל בימי הולדת או להפריך לכבוד השנה החדשה, מגיעים בסוף לים. דגים, עופות ובעלי חיים נוספים נחנקים מהבלונים האלו או מסתבכים בחוטים שלהם וטובעים. ויש גם דף פייסבוק שלם בנושא. [...]

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By: SavePHSeas http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/#comment-347 SavePHSeas Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:31:55 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=2499#comment-347 @travelkage Which one? The article by Blog Aquatic? Saw it on Carlo's FB TL. @travelkage Which one? The article by Blog Aquatic? Saw it on Carlo’s FB TL.

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By: nixcnix http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/#comment-346 nixcnix Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:31:54 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=2499#comment-346 @travelkage Which one? The article by Blog Aquatic? Saw it on Carlo's FB TL. @travelkage Which one? The article by Blog Aquatic? Saw it on Carlo’s FB TL.

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By: SavePHSeas http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/#comment-345 SavePHSeas Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:30:52 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=2499#comment-345 @travelkage Any news that's relevant to PH seas is shareable to SPS. @travelkage Any news that’s relevant to PH seas is shareable to SPS.

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By: nixcnix http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/#comment-344 nixcnix Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:30:50 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=2499#comment-344 @travelkage Any news that's relevant to PH seas is shareable to SPS. @travelkage Any news that’s relevant to PH seas is shareable to SPS.

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By: travelkage http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/08/29/high-flying-balloons-pose-a-definite-downside-for-ocean-wildlife/#comment-343 travelkage Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:26:43 +0000 http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=2499#comment-343 @annaoposa Hahaha! It's all about geekery, pop culture, surfing, conservation, politics, BACON and cute guys. Esp the cute guys. :P @annaoposa Hahaha! It’s all about geekery, pop culture, surfing, conservation, politics, BACON and cute guys. Esp the cute guys. :P

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