Caught-up: Marine life tangled in debris

Nov 22 2011

These marine animals have been caught-up in marine debris  :(

Over 100,000 marine mammals and 1,000,000 seabirds die each year from ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic

Estimates show that marine litter is now 60-80% plastic, and can reach 90% in certain areas

Plastic now outnumbers sea life 6 to 1 
44% of marine mammals and 86% of turtle species have plastic in their guts

How you can help: Reduce your consumption of single-use plastics (plastic bags, plastic utensils, water bottles etc). Pick up litter from beaches and off of streets!!

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