Plastic bag in the ocean

Plastic bag in the ocean

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Credit: SCUBAZOO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Plastic bag in the ocean. Discarded plastic bags such as this are often mistaken for jellyfish by turtles, which eat them. Once ingested the plastic can block the turtle's stomach preventing it from feeding properly and ultimately killing the animal.

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