Why is plastic marine debris so common?
We know there's a lot of trash in the ocean. Unfortunately, a lot of it is plastic. We find plastic everywhere from the ocean's floor to surface. The plastics are all shapes and sizes and all different types. We find it on beaches and inside animals' stomachs or wrapped around their bodies. That's bad news for our ocean and the animals that live in it or near it. It's also bad news for us.
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