A whale freed from a net was towing another 50 feet of net containing dead sharks, rays, crabs, fish and a sea lion.
135 different species fall victim to ghost gear – lost or discarded fishing gear.
Many fishermen are committed to making a Sea Change to protect animals and the oceans.
Entangled animals can drown in minutes or endure long, slow deaths lasting months or years.
Some ghost gear is made of very durable plastic and can last in our seas for up to 600 years.
Almost 73% of all photographed right whales show scarring from at least 1 entanglement.
An estimated 640,000 tons of ghost gear, ends up in our oceans each year.
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Ghost gear kills at least 136,000 seals, sea lions and large whales every year.
World Animal Protection wants to make a Sea Change by reducing, removing and rescuing animals from ghost gear.
About half of entangled sea lions on the coasts of Northern BC and Southeast Alaska were entangled around the neck.
When leatherback turtles get caught in ghost gear, they can be seriously injured trying to break free or drown.
You are too entangled in ghost gear to go any further! Every year, thousands of marine animals get
caught in lost or discarded fishing gear.