Oceans

Action Alert: Plastics are harmful to wildlife

Action Alert: Plastics are harmful to wildlife

Dr. Al Segars just retired from SC Department of Natural Resources.  He has seen up close the tremendous toll plastics have taken on marine mammals, sea turtles and fisheries.  On behalf of SCWF he wrote this letter to legislators last week as they consider tying the hands of local governments and prohibiting them from placing restrictions on plastic debris.  It is an extremely serious problem and gets worse by the day since plastics do not biodegrade.

Please contact your state senator and ask that he or she vote against the legislation that would tie the hands of cities, town and counties from doing what is best for their local citizens. 

Offshore tests a risk for whales

Offshore tests a risk for whales

In a recent Post and Courier article, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expressed great concern about the recovery of the endangered right whale. There are only about 450 left and 17 of them have died so far in 2017. There are only 100 breeding females. The Northeast regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries stated: “You have to use the extinction word, because that’s where the trend lines say they are.”