Introducing to you, the 2nd Edition of Rising Times. Our monthly newsletter we've started with the purpose of sharing noteworthy articles, videos, and more. This month we've curated some awesome articles, hope you enjoy!
Thousands of Cold-Stunned Turtles Saved in Texas
Amidst the devastating cold-front that has recently affected much of Texas, volunteers without heat or power, save cold-stunned sea turtles that washed ashore South Padre Island. Rescuing over 4,900 sea turtles, making it “the largest cold-stunning event documented in the US”.
6 Pirate Skeletons Found From Whydah Gally Wreck
At least six new pirate skeletons were recently discovered from the Whydah Gally shipwreck in 1717 near Wellfleet. Modern technology allows explorers to compare the pirate’s DNA to that of living relatives.
The Greta Thunberg Effect: Inspiring Many Into Action
Public concerns about climate change have reached all-time highs in the US and it could be thanks to Greta Thunberg. In a survey of 1,300+ US adults, it was found that those who were familiar with Thunberg, are more willing to take action themselves.
Endangered Whale Carcass Found Washed Up in Italy
Officials discovered a Finback whale carcass near an Italian port in Sorrento. Measuring around 65 feet long, and weighing 77 tons, making it one of the largest whale corpses to ever be found in the Mediterranean Sea.
Surge in Plastic Pollution Because of COVID-19
Plastic never fully degrades, after it’s lifespan of around 450 years, it shrinks into even smaller ‘microplastics’. Both face masks and hand sanitizer production involve the use of plastic which will leave lasting environmental damage.
Rare Lobster Caught by Boston Eatery
Albino lobsters are very rare, they are said to be 1 in 100 million. Local Boston restaurant announces they are going to give the sea creature a protected lifelong home at the New England Aquarium!
Thanks for reading!