June 8th was #worldoceansday
18,000 pieces of plastic float in every square km of ocean outnumbering the sea life at a ratio of 6 to 1. Too many marine animals are injured and killed because of this each year.
‘The Sea Shepherd is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
‘Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront the illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.’ From the Sea Shepherd Australia website http://www.seashepherd.org.au
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Renew
Story: Jacqui Bennett Photo: Matt Curnock