National Marine Aquarium
The experts at The National Marine Aquarium here in Plymouth, will tell you all about the harm that plastics can do to marine life. We want to help them get rid of plastic and other marine pollution.
Here are some startling facts about marine pollution:
- More than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from plastic pollution every year.
- 100% of baby sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs.
- There is now 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean & 46,000 pieces in every square mile of ocean, weighing up to 269,000 tonnes.
- Every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans.
- 1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption contains plastic.
Those are pretty scary numbers. And the problem is getting worse and worse, not better. Something needs to be done to stop it.
The harm that this plastic and general waste is doing to sea life is unimaginable. And it’s something that the National Marine Aquarium has been campaigning on for years. We want to help them get their message out, and to do our bit to help remove plastic and waste from the sea around us.
Beach and Harbour Cleans
We’ll be helping out with the Aquarium’s beach and harbour cleans, and we’ll be organising some of our own. Wherever and however we can, we’ll support their efforts to remove waste from the sea and protect sea life.
The Aquarium’s just fantastic, and we’re incredibly lucky to have it here in Plymouth. They’re helping with the OCT’s seagrass project as well. If you haven’t been, you should definitely go along.