The silent slurp of plankton soup sucked by the sea’s super shark. 🐋🦈
This video comes to us from staffer John O'Sullivan on one of his many research trips to the Gulf of California. Working with his Mexican colleagues, John is studying filter-feeding sharks and kin—whale sharks, manta and mobula rays—to see how vulnerable they are to ingesting micro-plastics as they sift sustenance from their watery world.
Just as the largest fish in the ocean feeds on some of its smallest inhabitants, so too do the smallest of actions to reduce plastic in the ocean stand to have a massive impact on the health of the most impressive species living in the ocean.