Plastics - an 'unfolding disaster' for US Marine life
Oceana, the world's most renown ocean conservation group, have announced new information from a decade-long survey on sea animals which were harmed by plastic rubbish in US waters.
Almost 88% of the animals listed in their survey were either at an either threatened or endangered status under the US Endangered Species Act.
The animals studied in the survey by Oceana included seals, manatees, sea lions and all six species of sea turtle.
Oceana warns that the numbers are sure to be far higher than the data reveals.
Read more information on this at https://oceana.org/
"While this new report presents grim findings for marine life and our oceans, I encourage you to consider how many more people it may inform and inspire to take action. Plastic is a human-created problem with a human-powered solution. Just in my lifetime have throwaway plastics – and the ensuing pollution – become ubiquitous, and I believe we can end this crisis much faster than that. I leave you with the following quote from Oceana Senior Advisor Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, who recently discussed this issue with Spectrum News:
“We can address that. We can change that. We can design a solution for that. And, if people ask for that (solution), and really insist that the brands that they love and the companies that they buy from find an alternative solution, I think that those companies will listen.”
- Andy Sharpless - Oceana Author
Oceana found evidence of nearly 1,800 marine mammals and sea turtles from 40 different species swallowing or becoming entangled in plastic in United States’ waters since 2009. Of those ocean animals, 88% were species listed as endangered or threatened with extinction under the Endangered Species Act.
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