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Aww noo. He's dead az bro.

Aww noo. He's dead az bro.

Posted 2 July 2014   by Amy         Permalink | Be the first to comment

Tags: whales, environment, plastic bags, rubbish, oceans, video

I've got some bad news cuzzie. The beached whale iz dead :( And what's worse, the whole ocean is getting dead too.

Poor seagull lost his mate to too much "plistuc". Did you know that at least a million sea birds, and a hundred thousand marine mammals die each year because of plastic pollution? That's no good.

But nineteen year old Boyan Slat has got a plan to make sure no more sea animals die from too much plastic. A few years ago, when diving in Greece, Boyan noticed that there were more plastic bags in the ocean than fish :( "Why don't we just clean it up?" he wondered. So, for a school assignment he came up with a plan to clean all the plastic out of the ocean without harming any animals. Check it out:

How amazing is that? Boyan says that the oceans could clean themselves of plastic in just five years! He's currently crowdfunding to get The Ocean Clean Up project up and running and has nearly reached half his target! You go Boyan.

Meanwhile, we can help protect our oceans and the animals in them by making sure no more plastic gets in the water. You can take action today by pledging to say NO to plastic bags. By choosing to carry reusable bags you'll help make the oceans a cleaner and safer place for animals.

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Do you have any other good tips for looking after our sea life? Pop 'em in the comments.

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