November 19 2013

Dolphin vs. Plastic Bag

by Bill Hickman

While the debate rages on about simple steps to reduce plastic pollution such as a reusable bag ordinance or plastic bag ban, wildlife feels the impacts.  On a macro level, plastic litter is photodegrading into microplastics that are turning the ocean into a plastic soup.  On a more micro level, plastic litter is impacting wildlife through ingestion and entanglement.  Here's an example of entanglement as this baby dolphin can't seem to escape from a plastic bag until rescued.  Cheers to responsible fishers and activists working to reduce plastic pollution, like those with your local Surfrider Chapter.

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