This poor sea turtle was trapped in a fishing net and badly injured before these kind people worked to free it…
Unfortunately, 6 of the 7 sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered because of human actions.
One of the main threats facing sea turtles is plastic and other marine debris. In fact, over 1 million marine animals — including dolphins, fish, sharks, turtles, and birds — are killed due to plastic debris each year.
There are an estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic in oceans around the world … and nearly half of that plastic waste is fishing nets just like in the video!
If nothing is done, there will soon be more plastic than fish in our oceans. Check out our official “Save the Reef” documentary for more information…
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What kind of changes can we make so that plastic doesn’t overtake our oceans? Leave a comment below.
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