Explore Whales Turtles, Whales Orca S and more!

Explore related topics

Calvert Cliffs: Vertebrate Fossil Found in Maryland and Virginia - Chesapeake Bay Area (Marine mammals, reptiles, bony fish)

Calvert Cliffs: Vertebrate Fossil Found in Maryland and Virginia - Chesapeake Bay Area (Marine mammals, reptiles, bony fish)

Balloons are a big part of the plastic problem that’s destroying our oceans & killing 100,000 marine mammals & 1 million birds every year. To a dolphin, whale, turtle, even a fish, balloons look like something to eat. They may be mistaken for a jellyfish, the sea turtle’s favorite food. But once they’re swallowed, balloons block an animal’s digestive tract and it can’t eat. They starve to death. Entangled in balloon streamers or twine they can’t move to hunt or surface to breathe.

Balloons are a big part of the plastic problem that’s destroying our oceans & killing 100,000 marine mammals & 1 million birds every year. To a dolphin, whale, turtle, even a fish, balloons look like something to eat. They may be mistaken for a jellyfish, the sea turtle’s favorite food. But once they’re swallowed, balloons block an animal’s digestive tract and it can’t eat. They starve to death. Entangled in balloon streamers or twine they can’t move to hunt or surface to breathe.

Many individuals of non-target species perish as by-catch in the cast of each drift net. As a result, many such species are now endangered. Species caught as by-catch include sharks, dolphins, whales, turtles, sea birds, and other marine mammals. Since nets are placed and may not be retrieved for days, air-breathing mammals that become tangled in the nets drown if they are unable to free themselves.

Many individuals of non-target species perish as by-catch in the cast of each drift net. As a result, many such species are now endangered. Species caught as by-catch include sharks, dolphins, whales, turtles, sea birds, and other marine mammals. Since nets are placed and may not be retrieved for days, air-breathing mammals that become tangled in the nets drown if they are unable to free themselves.

Calvert Cliffs: Vertebrate Fossil Found in Maryland and Virginia - Chesapeake Bay Area (Marine mammals, reptiles, bony fish)

Calvert Cliffs: Vertebrate Fossil Found in Maryland and Virginia - Chesapeake Bay Area (Marine mammals, reptiles, bony fish)

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey has responded to over 4500 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore in New Jersey over the years.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey has responded to over 4500 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore in New Jersey over the years.

The area along the continental shelf is home to many species of deep-sea coral - & a very enlightened President Obama shows his worth again !

The area along the continental shelf is home to many species of deep-sea coral - & a very enlightened President Obama shows his worth again !

WHALES IN SEATTLE 2013 | SEATTLE (AP) - Biologists are gaining new information about the winter ...

WHALES IN SEATTLE 2013 | SEATTLE (AP) - Biologists are gaining new information about the winter ...

Historic Marine Mammal Protection Act Has Been Effective, Scientists Say

Historic Marine Mammal Protection Act Has Been Effective, Scientists Say

(Facebook via Wild Side Specialty Tiurs)

(Facebook via Wild Side Specialty Tiurs)

Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search