Save the Turtles ; Stop Ocean Littering

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Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, die each year from ocean pollution and ingestion or entanglement in marine debris. Marine debris is manmade waste that is directly or indirectly disposed of in oceans, rivers, and other waterways. Most trash reaches the seas via rivers, and 80% originates from landfills and other urban sources. Researchers have also estimated that for every 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of plankton in this area, there is 13.2 pounds (6 kilograms) of plastic. The plastic debri can kill turtles directly or damage their habitat making it exacting for them to survive. It is up to us as humans to put a stop to littering and polluting the ocean in order to salvage the turtle species. 

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