Images Show The Toll of Ocean Plastic Pollution
Photo Credit NOAA
It’s one thing to read about the dangers of plastic pollution, but nothing drives home this threat to marine life and humans like the graphic photographs that accompany this blog.
It’s not easy to gaze upon dead sea birds and other animals that rely on the ocean for food. But this is a sad and scary snapshot of the reality facing our planet and its inhabitants right now.
NOTE: The photos that appear here accompanied a news article that ran late last year in the International Business Times.
Columnist Aristos Georgiou wrote: “Pieces of plastic can choke or entangle marine animals, and can also be eaten, clogging the stomachs and digestive systems of creatures who mistake it for food. Hundreds of thousands of seabirds, turtles, and other animals suffer grisly deaths as a result of plastic waste every year, according to the United Nations Environment Program.”
Greenpeace estimates that 12.7 million tons of plastic waste that includes bags, bottles and packaging makes its way into our oceans and onto our coastlines annually. The result is devastating.
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Now, if your stomach – and your heart – can handle it, catch a glimpse of how plastic pollution is killing thousands of sea dwellers each year.
Be sure to check out the entire IBT article for more photos and facts that make it clear – plastics kill.