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A little shell washed up on the shoreline in the Southern part of Florida, it is only with the recent death of the plastic pollution into the marine life.
Gumbo Limbo nature center in Boca Raton, posted a picture on Facebook of the deceased person’s turtle in addition to hundreds of pieces of plastic that were made in her gut.
“This is a turtle that fits in the palm of your hand, and it had eaten, and 104 pieces of plastic,” nature center, said.
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Scientists warn that if the plastic is being dumped into the ocean, like pollution, and they break down into micro plastics that are being eaten by marine life.
According to the Gumbo, it’s washback to the season, and the period of time between August and November, when the young sea turtles that wash ashore due to heavy winds and surf. Even though the volunteers and the environmentalist groups are trying to save the sea turtles when they are caught in the sea, wrapped in seaweed, but it is not guaranteed to be successful because of the added hazard of air pollution.
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Unfortunately, not each of the washback to survive. 100% of the washbacks it had plastic in their guts at all,” the center said.
“This is a sad reminder that we all need to do our part to keep our oceans plastic free.”
The Sea Turtle Conservancy estimates that more than 1 million marine species, including mammals, fish, sharks, sea turtles and birds die each year due to plastic garbage in the ocean, and there are probably 100 million tons of plastic in oceans all over the world.
Environmentalists estimate that over 60 billion pounds of pollution will be produced in 2019.