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- 17 January 2018 | Environment
British surfers are three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) in their intestines than non-surfers.
The study conducted by the University of Exeter in conjunction with environmental organization Surfers Against Sewage revealed that wave riders ingest ten times more ocean water than people who swim in the sea and don't surf.
Researchers asked UK surfers to provide fecal samples to assess whether their guts contained E. coli bacteria that were able to grow in the presence of a widely used antibiotic - cefotaxime.
- 10 January 2018 | Environment
The Irish authorities have authorized the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland to build two giant two seawalls at Doughmore Beach.
The Clare County Council approved the project that will install two massive concrete walls of 688 yards (630 meters) and 284 yards (260 meters) in length on a public beach.
Doughmore Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in Ireland, and it is also one of the best and most consistent beach breaks in the country.
- 11 December 2017 | Environment
The killer whale, also known as orca, is the largest member of the dolphin family, and one of the most ferocious marine predators on the planet.
Interestingly, the name "killer whale" is a mistranslation of the Spanish designation "asesina de ballenas," which literally means "whale killer." So, these ocean creatures are not whales - they are whale killers.
Scientifically named Orcinus orca, the killer whale is, in fact, a savage predator with sophisticated behaviors. They're often spotted working as a highly coordinated team and rarely lose a battle.