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Study calls budding octopus farm industry unethical and unsustainable

A new study by an international group of scientists denounces the up-and-coming octopus farming industry as both detrimental to fragile marine ecosystems and unethical given their high intelligence. As countries like Japan announce they will start selling farmed octopus in 2020, researchers call on companies and governments to discontinue funding the new industry, claiming there is still an opportunity to prevent the same unethical and destructive mistakes that have already been made with land-...
Tags: Japan, Design, News, Environment, Sustainable Farming, Marine Conservation, Octopus, New York University, Aquaculture, Observer, Jacquet, Marine Ecosystems, Octopus Farm, Aquatic Species, Jennifer Jacquet

Fish Are Eating Small Bits of Plastic Because It Smells Delicious

Each year, our civilization pours around eight million tons of plastic into the ocean, a portion of which ends up in the bellies of fish, and by consequence, our dinner plates. New research suggests that at least one species of fish isn’t ingesting this plastic debris by chance—they’re actually attracted to the smell. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Fish, Conservation, Plastic, Ecology, Plastic Waste, Plastic Pollution, Marine Ecosystems