I hate when beach goers dump their garbage around the beach because then animals will mistaken it for either food or a toy and it could kill them. Yet, every time I walk on the beach and find garbage, I pick it up and throw it in the nearest garbage bin I can find around there. I actually filmed this myself picking up all the marine debris in all hopes it would bring awareness to the effects that marine pollution can have on animals like death by ingestion or entanglement and if you think that I’m just exaggerating, then you may want to check out the statistics.
However, it is never too late to save marine life from the hazards entanglement brings to them. Here are a few things you can do to prevent marine pollution.
1. Never leave trash behind at the beach.
2. If you spot some trash on the beach, be sure you pick it up and trow it away in a nearby garbage can. In addition, you can always use an unused plastic bag in your possession to do some additional cleaning.
3. Take part in annual beach clean ups.
4. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
5. If you see a sick or injured animal, please call wildlife authorities right away.