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Plastic humpback whales

Plastic humpback whales
Collage of a mother and calf humpback whale, created with plastic and styrofoam marine debris collected from California, Mexico, and the Pacific garbage patch, which are all places these animals travel between to breed and feed. Humpback whales are particularly vulnerable to plastic pollution because small bits of plastic can easily get trapped in their baleen, causing them to ingest large amounts of debris. Plastic trash breaks down into tiny pieces in the ocean but never fully decomposes.


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