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<p>There are an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean and according to a new study authored by researchers at Plymouth University found, a staggering 700 different marine species are threatened by its presence. </p>

700 Marine Species Might Go Extinct Because of Plastic Pollution. Here Are 5 Ways You Can Help!

<p>There are an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean and according to a new study authored by researchers at Plymouth University found, a staggering 700 different marine species are threatened by its presence. </p>

Impacts of Marine Debris: the Struggle for Marine Animals | NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

Impacts of Marine Debris: the Struggle for Marine Animals

Impacts of Marine Debris: the Struggle for Marine Animals | NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

What is the impact of our plastic use on the ocean's animal life? A new infographic from Project AWARE sheds a bit of light on the sheer scale of the problem, and the incredible number of animals affected by our plastic problem. Project AWARE states that as much as 6 million tons of disposable goods enter the ocean every year, and that the animals that live in the water are greatly affected.

Infographic: The Unbelievable Scale of Marine Trash

What is the impact of our plastic use on the ocean's animal life? A new infographic from Project AWARE sheds a bit of light on the sheer scale of the problem, and the incredible number of animals affected by our plastic problem. Project AWARE states that as much as 6 million tons of disposable goods enter the ocean every year, and that the animals that live in the water are greatly affected.

All to often marine animals get caught up in discarded nets and other debris items

All to often marine animals get caught up in discarded nets and other debris items

Indeed, plastic is everywhere, and it’s clogging our oceans. About 8 million metric tons of plastic waste is dumped into the world’s oceans every year, and all marine life—from tiny plankton to giant whales—have to live in it.  #PlasticPollution #Pollution

Indeed, plastic is everywhere, and it’s clogging our oceans. About 8 million metric tons of plastic waste is dumped into the world’s oceans every year, and all marine life—from tiny plankton to giant whales—have to live in it. #PlasticPollution #Pollution

plastic buildup in oceans infographic

Disturbing infographic shows how plastic is clogging our oceans

After recognizing the profound impact that balloon debris has on marine animals, Gibraltar has made the decision to end this annual tradition.

Victory! Gibraltar to End Annual Balloon Release to Protect Sea Turtles and Other Marine Animals

After recognizing the profound impact that balloon debris has on marine animals, Gibraltar has made the decision to end this annual tradition.

plastic pollution in the ocean- do not punish the innocent animals because you are irresponsible, clean up your own mess safely and properly!

plastic pollution in the ocean- do not punish the innocent animals because you are irresponsible, clean up your own mess safely and properly!

You have to watch it.....really makes you think about the daily choices you make!

You have to watch it.....really makes you think about the daily choices you make!

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