Blog note: Pestilence around the world affects humans but also animal life, marine life, plant life and insect life. Luke 21:11 indicates a time of great pestilence on the earth affecting all life forms. End of note.
Remote British island of St Helena drowning in plastic as experts warn whale sharks are at risk
Sarah Knapton, science editor. 6 JANUARY 2019 • 6:00PM. Telegraph.co.uk
The largest fish on the planet, the whale shark, is under threat from plastic pollution off one of Britain’s most remote islands, conservationists have warned.
The tiny volcanic island of St Helena, which lies 4,000 miles from England in the South Atlantic, is Britain’s second-oldest overseas territory, and was where Napoleon was imprisoned before he died in 1821.
Yet despite its isolated location, the island is now plagued with plastic rubbish which washes in from South America and beyond, even though its nearest neighbour is thousands of miles away.
In 2003 there was estimated to be one plastic item every three metres on the black volcanic beaches, but now ecologists say they are finding hundreds…
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