of plastic end up in our oceans every year. This plastic doesn't decompose. It breaks down into smaller pieces called microplastics. These microplastics often end up in the flesh of fish eaten by us, causing damage to both marine life and humans.
have eaten plastic particles. For turtles, plastic bags look like jellyfish and fishing nets like seawed. That makes turtles more prone to eating or getting entangled in plastic. All sea turtles are endagerend and plastic is lowering their survival chances. About 70% of sea turtles found dead have eaten plastic.
Of 61 dead whales that were recovered nearby the Davao Gulf, plastic was the cause of death for 45 of them. If we continue polluting the ocean with plastic, the entire population of whales will die before they can evolve to avoid eating plastic. We must act fast before our grand mammals become something of the past.
Sharks have lived on earth for more than 400 million years. Today they are at a higher risk of extintion than most other animals. Overfishing is the main culprit, but sharks entangled or having ingested plastic debris is a growing problem.
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