No one knows for sure but scientists think over six million tons of marine debris may be entering our ocean every year. One of the reasons Project AWARE is collecting marine debris data from divers is to help build a clear picture of the underwater trash that threatens ocean life. With this knowledge, we can make more effective decisions when it comes to waste management policies.
Rise Above Plastics::This is what is happening to shore birds in alarmingly increasing numbers. This bird died because it was ingesting plastic discarded by humnan beings. I have read that the fish are also ingesting partially broken down plastics, too. It litters the ocean floor.
Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, whales and other marine mammals die every year from eating discarded plastic.
A wonderful short video on what's happening to the shells, sea stars, crabs, oysters, and other shelled marine animals that live in the ocean. You may have heard of it before - Ocean Acidification. Please spend a few minutes to see what is going on with these animals, so you stay educated and can educate others around you. Pay It Forward. :)
The Shark-Free Marina Initiative has a singular purpose, to reduce worldwide shark mortality. We encourage shark conservation at sport fishing and resort marinas by prohibiting the landing of any shark at the participating marina.