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Marine debris continues to be a significant threat facing marine animals, reefs, and ocean ecosystems... but YOU can help.
From the smallest bits of plastic, to enormous fishing nets, "the stuff" from our daily lives makes its way to the ocean every day. Over 6 million tonnes of rubbish is dumped into the world's oceans each year, endangering wildlife, and destroying habitats. Discarded debris in the ocean is responsible for the death of over a million animals each year, and is found in even the most remote ocean places. Once underwater, debris can remain there for generations, causing problems year after year after year. It is important that we understand what marine debris is, and how we can become part of the solution to rid our waterways of this marine threat.
There is a lot of information available online on the topic of marine debris. We have scoured the internet for the best, up to date information and cool, colourful materials, games and activities, so that you can find out all you need to know about marine debris, and how you can help to protect our reefs and oceans.
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