What is the deadliest predator in the sea?
PLASTIC is by far the deadliest predator in the sea!!!
Every minute, every hour, every day, there is no ocean or waterway that is immune and every creature is a potential victim. Plastic garbage kills approximately one million sea birds and over one hundred thousand marine mammals every year. Thoughtlessly discarded, unwanted refuse from our modern world of consumerism and commercialism has become a deadly, drifting flotilla in our oceans. Mistaken for food, plastics are eaten by marine mammals, reptiles and birds. What refuse does not ensnare, choke, trap, drown or maim, ends up joining millions of tons of plastic litter washed up on beaches.
The greatest misconception about plastics in the oceans is that most of it comes from boats. Of course, some does, but most of it, in fact 60 - 80% of plastics come from land based sources such as beaches, overflowing garbage cans or litter thrown on the ground from the inner city to the school yard to your own suburban street. When it rains, plastics are washed into gutters and drains, eventually finding their way into creeks, streams and rivers and finally, the bays and oceans.
Learn more from following Odyssey logs:
'The Deadliest Predator in the Sea'
"If asked the question, ‘what is the deadliest predator in the sea?’- the response of most people would include animals that bite or sting. However, the deadliest predator in the sea does neither and is far more dangerous than any shark, sea snake, jelly or giant squid.."
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'Diving Through Debris'
"Sadly, marine debris is causing much suffering to seals and sea lions around the world.
Today we went to visit our friends at the Royal Melbourne Zoo, in Melbourne, Australian, where we were taken behind the scenes of the fur seal exhibit with one of their keepers, Adrian Howard. Adrian gave us a greater insight into the lives of these amazing marine mammals and the threats they face".
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