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.

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Entanglement of marine animals in plastic debris is covered in the presentation:

MARINE POLLUTION – THE IMPACTS OF PLASTIC DEBRIS – 170316

All PDFs of the Oceans PowerPoint presentations are available under “Educational Material”.

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