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Sea turtles and other marine creatures mistake plastics and other garbage as food (such as jellyfish) and ingest it. This mistake causes blockages within their digestive system and eventual death.

Plastic Bank: Harvesting Waste Plastic to Reduce Poverty Through Re-purpose Center for Social Plastic & Ocean Bound Plastic

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17 Save the poor jelly fish! Western & Eastern Pacific Garbage Patches are full of plastic junk (E and W of Hawaii) from all over the world. Biggest garbage dump ever. (At the very least, don't leave it on the beach!

Is that a jellyfish or a plastic bag?  from http://www.sciencephoto.com/image/446304/large/C0122716-Plastic_bag_in_the_ocean-SPL.jpg

Is that a jellyfish or a plastic bag?

Deep Sea - concept

Deep Sea

Whoah, look twice - those are not jellyfish! The story of stuff_the oceans deadliest predator_plastic bags look like jellyfish.

60 Powerful Social Issues Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

60 Powerful Social Issues Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

From the series, Midway: Message from the Gyre - Chris Jordan. Chris Jordan's photography has shaped my path. Where is YOUR bottle cap?

Our oceans are threatened every day. Here's a look at the biggest problems and what we can do about them.

Why our seas are collapsing [Infographic]

Crimes Against Marine Life Exhibit - humpback whale entangled in a gill net

Crimes Against Marine Life- Endangered humpback whale entangled in a gill net

Although humans are to blame for plastic pollution, this means we also have the power to stop this marine destruction. So, if you want to stand up for the world’s marine animals, the best place to start is with your personal plastic consumption. Check out these five ways you can help save marine species now!

700 Marine Species Might Go Extinct Because of Plastic Pollution. Here Are 5 Ways You Can Help!

There are an estimated tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean and according to a new study authored by researchers at Plymouth University found, a staggering 700 different marine species are threatened by its presence.

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Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash. So very sad. Please recycle and pick up your trash at the beach.

Pictures like this make me so sad...please, if you have any compassion at all...don't dump your trash in the ocean. And those plastic drink rings...recycle them or at least cut all the loops before you throw them away. They take the lives of so many undeserving sea critters...this little guy was lucky someone found him...

This is why we don't use plastic bags. Turtles think they look like food digest them & die, or get caught up in them it wraps around them & they become deformed when they grow up.

Horrific images show how ocean debris is maiming and killing seals and sea lions - disturbing pictures

Horrific images show how ocean debris is maiming and killing seals and sea lions

Horrific images show how ocean debris is maiming and killing seals and sea lions.SAVE OCEAN LIFE aka my best friends

Saving the earth one turtle at a time.

Saving the earth one turtle at a time. You see the difference a turtle does not. Plastic bags vs jelly fish in the ocean.

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Ghost Fishing Nets are given new life through fabric & we sue it to make our products. Ghost fishing nets are the silent killers of the ocean.

Unsucceful attempt by a diver to rescue a Leatherback turtle caught in a net. This is horrible! I amost cried! Sea turtles are by far on my top list of animals to save.

Smart Nets That Save Fish "New fishing net designs aim to reduce bycatch—the unintented capture of small fish, turtles, dolphins, whales, birds and other ocean-going life"

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