Marine Debris Bites

Did you know?

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When plastic enters the ocean, sea turtles and other marine life often eat it, mistaking it for food.

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This bottle, removed from the beach during a cleanup, shows sea turtle bite marks taken from the plastic. When ingested by marine life, plastic trash can cause internal injuries, starvation, and even death.

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Post hatchling sea turtle and ingested plastics

100% of all post hatchling sea turtles that enter Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s sea turtle hospital have plastics in their stomachs

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All hospital jars pictured contain the stomach contents of deceased hatchling and post-hatchling sea turtle patients.

This year, go #PlasticFreewithLMC and help sea turtles and other marine life by reducing single-use plastics in your everyday life!

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