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Geography Homework March Jack Rosenthal

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  • These fish can end up in many places. Here are just two. (one to the right and one below)...
  • We are fishermen. We catch the fish and sell them onto humans so that they can eat them. There is one problem however, these fish have plastic in their stomachs. That plastic will end up in the stomach of humans.
  • It is estimated that up to 13 million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean each year!
  • I am a sea turtle and, just like other marine animals, am entangled in an abandoned plastic fishing net. Eventually, as I am unable to get out of this, I will drown and die. This is known as ghost fishing.
  • Research shows that sea turtles that ingest just 14 pieces of plastic have an increased risk of death. Younger sea animals are at a higher risk because they are not selective in what they eat.
  • We are slowly dying due to the ingestion of microplastics in the sea. I am just one amongst half of all sea turtles worldwide to have swallowed plastic. This leads to starvation as we believe we have eaten enough, but we really haven't.
  • I am a sea bird... Plastic waste kills up to a million of us per year! Research carried out by scientists shows that around 60% of us have ingested plastic waste before. This figure may rise to 99% by 2050.
  • Marine life dies...
  • People eat fish that are contaminated with plastics. This does not cause any harm unless toxins are released into the body.
  • Some people may be very ill after eating a plastic-contaminated fish
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