• A gut-wrenching photo of a dead turtle stuck in fishing line puts the plastic problem in stark relief. The image won a prestigious award

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    A photo showing a dead Pacific green sea turtle caught in a piece of fishing line won an award in the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition .
    Abandoned fishing gear is a significant contributor to ocean plastic pollution : 640,000 tons enter the ocean annually.
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    The open mouth and empty eyes in the jarring image above belong to a dead Pacific green sea turtle.
    From the photo, it's not hard to determine its cause of death: A metal hook tied to plastic fishing line remains caught in the turtle's jaw.
    The image, which photographer Shane...
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