Fish found trapped by wedding ring

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Fish found trapped by wedding ring

Incredible what happened in Australia: Suzie Quintal, she lost her wedding ring, the one after she was found wearing a little fish that had been trapped by it. The girl had lost her wedding ring last Christmas holiday, when she and her husband Nathan visited her relatives on Norfolk Island, 1,600 km north-east of Sydney.

After a swim in the sea she had lost the ring in the water. More than four months after her loss, a snorkeler named Susan Prior reported on a local Facebook group that she spotted a small mullet trapped in a metal ring. She said: "Unfortunately I couldn't get close enough to see clearly.

But I remember someone saying that a large gold ring was lost in Emily Bay. Was it ever found, and could this be? looks fine, but as it grows, the ring will eventually cut it. The metal can only be removed by catching the fish in a net and gently pulling it off.

It's a really quick job to get the ring out of the bottle and cut it before throwing it in the garbage." Suzie, informed of the news, realized that hers was her faith. According to Ocean Conservancy, at least 8 million tons of such materials end up in oceans around the world every year, and to date it is estimated to have reached 150 million tons overall.

Pic by Susan Prior

Desert Microbes can help sustainable agriculture in extreme environments

The study: Desert Microbes for Boosting Sustainable Agriculture in Extreme Environments, published on the Frontiers in microbiology, showed how desert microbes can be used to help sustainable agriculture, which is a crucial hub for the subsistence of the future of our sons.

We can read: "A large portion of the earth's surface consists of arid, semi-arid and hyper-arid lands. Life in these regions is profoundly challenged by harsh environmental conditions of water limitation, high levels of solar radiation and temperature fluctuations, along with soil salinity and nutrient deficiency, which have serious consequences on plant growth and survival.

In recent years, plants that grow in such extreme environments and their naturally associated beneficial microbes have attracted increased interest. The rhizosphere, rhizosheath, endosphere, and phyllosphere of desert plants display a perfect niche for isolating novel microbes.

They are well adapted to extreme environments and offer an unexploited reservoir for bio-fertilizers and bio-control agents against a wide range of abiotic and biotic stresses that endanger diverse agricultural ecosystems.

Their properties can be used to improve soil fertility, increase plant tolerance to various environmental stresses and c rop productivity as well as benefit human health and provide enough food for a growing human population in an environment-friendly manner.

Several initiatives were launched to discover the possibility of using beneficial microbes. In this review, we will be describing the efforts to explore the bacterial diversity associated with desert plants in the arid, semi-arid, and hyper-arid regions, highlighting the latest discoveries and applications of plant growth promoting bacteria from the most studied deserts around the world."