Marine animals killed by plastic entanglement /year
Credit cards worth of plastic you eat /week
Years a Ghost Net kills and toxifies
30 credit cards worth of plastic removed!
(0.33 lbs of ocean plastic)
Ocean Voyages Institute has been a leader in oceanic research and cleanups since 1979. In 2020, they broke the record for the largest single mid-ocean cleanup, hauling over 340,000 lbs. In 2021, they're now aiming to shatter this record by removing 1,000,000 lbs (but only you can help).
Ocean Voyages Institute GPS-tags "ghost nets" (abandoned fishing gear) and then deploys veteran sailors and islanders to pick them up.
They went through our rigorious 6 week, 32-point vetting process.Read the report.
Ocean Voyage Institute pirates pulling out ghost nets. They're not really pirates, we just like to call them that. 🏴☠️
Ghost Nets" are abandoned fishing gear that kill an estimated 650,000 adorable marine animals every year. Wise turtles, ancient whales, playful dolphins, cuddly sharks and all kinds of fish. They also possess coral reefs, smothering them to death. These ghosts are designed to kill, and they keep doing it for many years after they are discarded--haunting our oceans.
Eventually they fray into microplastics (tiny bits), at which point they are much more challenging to clean up. These microplastics get eaten by ocean life (then eventually you!). It’s now estimated that the average person consumes 1 credit card worth of toxic microplastic each week!
Let's slay some ghosts before they attack more of our friends in the ocean! Game on.
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