I hate plastic bags. They're everywhere; gutters, trees, bushes, reservoirs, drainage basins, landfills, rivers, ponds, oceans. Anywhere you look, at any given time, chances are you'll see a plastic bag. If you live in the State College area, I encourage you to become active with local organizations like the ClearWater Conservancy, and help clean the area of plastic bags, bottles, and other products.
In today's issue of Science Daily, biologist Dr. Mike James of the University of Dalhousie, released a study that confirms leatherback turtles are consuming plastic. It is believed that the turtles are mistaking plastic bags as jellyfish, which makes up the primary portion of their diet.
In related news, Americans are once again behind the rest of the civilized world regarding conservation.
Disclaimer: this blog is in no way associated with the ClearWater Conservancy.