A large percentage of marine animals that are entangled in plastic find it impossible to escape and do not survive.
Sea turtle entangled in abandoned or lost fishing gear. [Photo courtesy Ocean Conservancy]
Abandoned and lost fishing gear like nets, fishing line and buoys have been found to pose the greatest overall threat of entanglement to marine wildlife.
Entanglement of marine animals in plastic debris is covered in the presentation:
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