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The impact of marine debris. Marine Debris. Courtesy to Conservation Science Institute; Altered Ocean; Blue Planet Society.

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Marine Debris

  • Courtesy to Conservation Science Institute; Altered Ocean; Blue Planet Society
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"The United Nations has turned its attention to the oceans for World Environment Day, and one of the main evildoers is a familiar one - plastic. Marine trash, mainly plastic, is killing morethan a million seabirds and 100,000 mammalsand sea turtles each year.”

- Kofi Annan,

Secretary-General, United Nations, 2004

plastic trash vortex
Plastic Trash Vortex

There are actually 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean.

- UNEP

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Inside the North Pacific Gyre, there is a massive accumulation of plastic garbage known as “Plastic Soup”, “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, or “The Pacific Trash Vortex”.

- Courtesy toMichael Graham Richard, Gatineau, Canada

About 20 percent of the plastic in the oceans comes from ships or offshore platforms; the rest is blown or washed off the land.

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Albatross chick - gut full of plastic!

- 90% of albatross chicks on Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean had plastic in their throats

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In 2007, ICC participants found 237 entangled animals.

  • The percentage of each type of animal entangled :
  • Birds ~ 35 percent
  • Fish ~ 27 percent
  • Invertebrates ~ 20 percent
  • Mammals ~ 13 percent
  • Reptiles ~ 5 percent
  • Amphibians ~ < 1 percent
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Freeing Horseshoe crabs from gill nets at

- Mandai, Singapore

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Crabs entangled by fishing nets at

- Lazarus Island, Singapore

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The abrasion from movement of the nets injure/kill the polyps. And injured parts of corals get overgrown with algae/other organisms very fast.

– Lazarus Island, Singapore

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Prevent litter!

By not littering and picking up litter you see, you may be saving the life of a marine mammal.

Packaging awareness!

Be aware of the packaging on products you purchase; opt for products with less packaging.