Right now, our Oceans need all the help they can get.
Oceans are swimming in plastic. It reaches every single part of our world, from the depths of the Mariana Trench to the remote Cocos and Galapagos islands. We have all heard about the Great Garbage Patch!
Humans and all marine life are eating and ingesting plastic. Plastic becomes wrapped around animal’s mouths so they suffocate. Plastic they eat becomes stuck in their stomach and they choke. Huge whales are washing up on our shores from Indonesia to Italy, their guts filled with plastic.
Cigarette butts litter our oceans even more than plastic. Some people believe the butt will biodegrade. It doesn’t.
46% of the plastic in our ocean comes from fishing nets, and our oceans are over fished to brink of extinction. Huge trawlers scrape the ocean bed killing coral and everything in its path.
Bycatch is killing dolphins, turtles, whales, sharks and birds. As fisherman target a specific fish, these marine species are unintentionally caught in their nets, but because they are useless to the fishing industry, they are discarded. Sometimes they are dead, sometimes they are half-dead. Either way, they died so you can eat fish.
Sir David Attenborough pleaded with us all on "The Blue Planet" to do something before it’s too late.
How can you make a difference on this World Oceans Day? Feet Do Travel have listed easy, practical solutions to help you make a start TODAY. The time for change is NOW.