More and more people are becoming more careless about the effects their actions have on the environment. Every day, marine animals are getting caught, tangled and suffocated because of the litter that we are throwing into the ocean.
According to a report, “at least eight tons of plastic leaks into the ocean” annually. They say that this is the same as the contents of one garbage truck being dumped into the ocean.
By 2050, if nothing is changed, that number is expected to increase by four times per minute and all of the plastic in the ocean is expected to weigh more than all of the fish.
While law makers and conservation companies are contracting plans to be put in place, we can do a few simple things:
- Don’t litter
- Pick up trash left in ocean and beaches even if it’s not yours
- Be a safe watercraft operator
- Watch out for fins and turtle backs on the surface of the ocean
It doesn’t take much for us to help a large amount of marine wildlife.
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