Kittens visited fish and jellyfish in a closed aquarium during quarantine
In the United States, kittens from the Atlanta Humane Society visited fish and jellyfish in the Georgia Aquarium, which suspended their work due to COVID-19.
Since the Georgia Aquarium closed due to the established quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, fish and jellyfish didn’t have any visitors. But recently, they greeted unusual guests: rescue kittens and puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society, got the opportunity to explore the marine life from the other side of the glass.
The photos which appeared on internet show how the tiny animals admire the life of different fish and also jellyfish, which seemed to be very interesting creatures. The photos will full your heart with admiration and cuteness, seeing near the big blue tanks, little fluffy creatures, melts everyone’s heart during quarantine.
Two pups named Odie and Caramel can be seen playing around the tanks and enjoying the visit. The other visitors: Nemo, Dory, Guppy, Marlin and Bubbles, are the tiny kittens whose names are very appropriate to the unexplored marine life. In social networks, it is showed a video of how cats climb the glass wall of the aquarium, trying to get to the water inhabitants, while their marine brothers ignore what is happening. Judging by the video, the kittens liked the jellyfish more.
More masks than jellyfish. Coronavirus debris reaches the ocean and turns into ecological bombs
Environmental activists warn that the coronavirus pandemic is leading to a massive increase in ocean pollution, exacerbating the problem of plastic waste dumped in the water, which has been threatening marine life for some time, reports The Guardian. Sanitary masks floating in the water like jellyfish and latex gloves on the ocean floor - this is what the pollution of the oceans during the pandemic looks like.
The French non-profit organization Operation Mer Propre, whose activists collect waste and debris dumped on the Cote d'Azur, have begun warning about people's behavior regarding the disposal of masks and other such consumables.
The divers discovered in the water what Joffrey Peltier, a member of the organization, described as "COVID waste" - lots of masks, empty bottles of hand sanitizer and latex gloves. All this, combined with the waste that people used to throw into the sea - disposable glasses and other plastic or aluminum objects.
Although the amount of waste was not huge, the discovery of these new forms of pollution raises fears that in the era of COVID, it may become a new norm as millions of people around the world begin to use masks and gloves to fight viruses.
Orders of 2 billion masks have been announced in France alone, according to French authorities. "There is a risk that very soon we will have more masks floating in the Mediterranean than jellyfish," says Laurent Lombard, another environmental activist, in a post on Twitter, along with a video showing a bunch of masks and gloves removed from the sea.
The lifespan of the discarded sanitary masks is 450 years, which makes them ecological time bombs, especially in the conditions of the climate crisis that has been affecting the planet for some time. "We see them everywhere (masks - ed.). Ever since the masks began to be worn in society, the cause and effect can be seen on the beaches, ”says Gary Stokes, a member of Oceania.
Although much of the waste is dumped for lack of interest or attention, he says it may be carried by the wind on beaches and oceans after it has been dumped in cities or inhabited areas.