Guest host Hilary Jaffe joins RNN again to talk about micros plastics, public aquariums are hiring and crabs getting in the mood! Peter announces Top Shelf Aquatics joins the RNN team as the key sponsor for the new RNN studios, and as always we laugh and joke and have an all-around good time, all th
Publish Date: Aug 13, 2021
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Guest host Hilary Jaffe joins RNN again to talk about micros plastics, public aquariums are hiring and crabs getting in the mood! Peter announces Top Shelf Aquatics joins the RNN team as the key sponsor for the new RNN studios, and as always we laugh and joke and have an all-around good time, all this and more on episode 171 of the Reef News Network! Show Watch 2021 Reef-A-Palooza California Postponed Chicago October 16/17 MACNA - Canceled Aquashella- Chicago August 14/15 Dallas October 30/31 Powered By: Top Shelf Aquatics: www.topshelfaquatics.com Fritz Aquatics: www.fritzaquatics.com ReefBreeders: www.reefbreeders.com Sicce: www.sicce.com/en/ BRS Reef Pack: www.bulkreefsupply.com Media Partners: ReefHacks: https://reefhacks.com Reefs.com: https://reefs.com/ Bahama Llama Coral: https://www.youtube.com/c/BahamaLlamaCoral Reef2Reef: www.reef2reef.com News: Hilary: Public Aquarium: All the Jobs! Apply! Crabs getting turned on by chemicals in plastic. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/hermit-crabs-sexually-excited-by-plastic-pollution-in-ocean-researchers-say/ Peter: RNN Studios are coming!!!! Top Shelf Aquatics has joined RNN as a key sponsor to help facilitate the RNN studio build, Fritz Aquatics and OSA have joined too and construction starts in just 2 weeks! Featured Topic: Plastic in the Oceans Fun Facts: *2018 Study: Only 9% of plastic is recycled Most of the plastic that exists is single use.... 1 & done 3-5 million microfibers in our bodies at 1 time each day Things like synthetic fabrics fleece, release ~2 grams of microfibers each wash! Solutions to microfibers: Planet Care Microfiber solution (stops 90%) Patagonia- Guppyfriends washing bag for synthetic garments Natural Fibers (cotton or wood vs synthetic) Hermit Crabs: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/hermit-crabs-sexually-excited-by-plastic-pollution-in-ocean-researchers-say/ 2015 Study: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/corals-dine-microplastics 2018/2019 The Swim: https://www.seeker.com/videos/earth-conservation/how-millions-of-microscopic-fibers-are-ending-up-in-our-bodies 2020 Study: https://phys.org/news/2020-03-microplastics-coral-ecosystems.html 2021 Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896972100588X Outro: Please like our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as subscribe to the Podcast Reef News Network: www.reefnewsnetwork.com Reef News Road Trip: https://bit.ly/2LZfoKd . Instagram: ReefNewsNetwork Hashtags to follow #ReefNewsNetwork , #RNN , #RNNnation Listener Calls: Go to: www.reefnewsnetwork.com click the tab on the right side of the page to leave us a voicemail. Reviews/Ratings: Reviews and Ratings help us reach new heights and continue to produce quality content, let us know how we are doing.