Scientists are warning that one of the world’s most endangered creatures has only one year left before going completely extinct if illegal fishing nets continue to be used. Urgent action is needed now, say the researchers of a new study, if we are to save the remaining vaquita porpoises.
After 70 years of industrial-level plastic production, the plastic-fantastic world of humans is making seabirds physically smaller and very sick from a variety of illnesses. In fact, the birds are not only smaller in size, but they are now living with an alarming list of health conditions, including high cholesterol and kidney problems, after ingesting plastic debris.
Large numbers of sharks and other marine life are being strangled by plastic causing pain, suffering and death. In addition to plastic fishing gear, marine life are becoming entangled in strapping bands used in packaging, polythene bags and rubber tires.