Why should you reduce your use of plastic and always dispose of your trash properly? Well, for one thing, you'll be helping to protect marine animals like this leatherback sea turtle!
One of the major issues with plastic in the ocean is that it's easily mistaken for food by hungry animals. Leatherback turtles like this one in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary, for example, primarily eat jellies. And a plastic bag floating on the ocean surface looks a lot like one of those jellies!
So always strive to reduce, reuse, recycle – and refuse! By reducing how much plastic we use, we help these sea creatures live long and healthy lives.
#EarthIsBlue #Ocean #MarineDebris #DebrisFree #PlasticFree #Plastic #Leatherback #SeaTurtle #Turtle (Photo: @douglascroftimages
[Image description: A leatherback sea turtle swims at the ocean surface.]
NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary