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    PSA: This Is What's Happening To Our Oceans

    It's World Oceans Day.

    There are at least 5,250,000,000,000 pieces of plastic in the world's oceans.

    19 billion pounds of trash is dumped in our oceans every year.

    90% of sea turtles have ingested plastic waste.

    An estimated 51 trillion microplastic particles are in our seas.

    Microplastics have been found in the digestive systems of shellfish, oysters, mussels, and lobsters.

    Single-use plastic waste is the biggest source of trash found in our waters.

    50% of sea turtles have consumed plastic.

    80% of our oceans' pollution comes from land.

    Roughly 100,000 marine mammals die each year due to the plastic in our waters.

    We've produced more plastic in the last ten years than during the last century.

    50,000 to 100,000 deaths occur each year from eating infected shellfish.

    640,000 tons of abandoned fishing gear lands in our oceans each year, threatening whales, seals, turtles, birds, and more.

    Learn more about World Oceans Day.