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#DontTrashLISound – 17 (Summer 2019)

According to NOAA, at least 115 marine species in the US have been impacted by entanglement, including seals. In a 2014 report, NOAA noted that fishing gear used to be made of biodegradable materials such as hemp rope, while it’s mostly now made of plastic and other synthetic materials that pose a lasting threat to marine animals.

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