Ghost gear is a global problem, impacting many coasts and the fishing industry worldwide.
An estimated 640,000 tons of ghost gear, ends up in our oceans each year.
Some ghost gear is made of very durable plastic and can last in our seas for up to 600 years.
Entangled animals can drown in minutes or endure long, slow deaths lasting months or years.
Almost 73% of all photographed right whales show scarring from at least 1 entanglement.
Many fishermen are committed to making a Sea Change to protect animals and the oceans.
When leatherback turtles get caught in ghost gear, they can be seriously injured trying to break free or drown.
Together we can save 1 million marine animals by 2018.
A whale freed from a net was towing another 50 feet of net containing dead sharks, rays, crabs, fish and a sea lion.
Coming into contact with ghost fishing gear remains the primary threat to the endangered leatherback turtle.
Don’t dodge the issue. Find out how you can be a part of a Sea Change at the end of this game.
Overall, 48-65% of humpback whales that are photographed in North American waters show signs of previous entanglement.
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.