Nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste pollutes the ocean each year according to a new report. ... A startling 8 million metric tons of that waste ends up in the ocean, equivalent to a dump truck full of plastic going into the ocean every minute of every day.
What does that mean for the already endangered Sea Turtle who eats plastics, mistaking them for jellyfish? What about a Sea Turtle's ocean life "hitchikers" like barnacles, crustaceans and the fish who depend on the ancient, magnificent Sea Turtle to protect them from predators?
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