12 pictures that prove the ocean needs help

DEC 29, 2019 AT 10:23 AM

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4. Bottle Found by Diver in Sri Lanka

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Plastic bottles never completely biodegrade. This plastic bottle covered in shells has been in the ocean for over ten years. After one hundred years, these bottles eventually degrade to form millions of pieces of micro-plastic, which poison fish and migrate into the seafood we consume.

5. The Shocking Size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Five years ago, the Great Pacific Garbage patch was created by two separate patches. It has become a toxic plastic soup. Australian scientists and the government are trying to deal with the patch but its continued growth has reached the size of India.