Overall, 48-65% of humpback whales that are photographed in North American waters show signs of previous entanglement.
Coming into contact with ghost fishing gear remains the primary threat to the endangered leatherback turtle.
Over 85,000 dead birds were found in 14% of nets retrieved from the Salish Sea over a number of years.
Together we can save 1 million marine animals by 2018.
An estimated 640,000 tons of ghost gear, ends up in our oceans each year.
A whale freed from a net was towing another 50 feet of net containing dead sharks, rays, crabs, fish and a sea lion.
Some ghost gear is made of very durable plastic and can last in our seas for up to 600 years.
Don’t dodge the issue. Find out how you can be a part of a Sea Change at the end of this game.
Many fishermen are committed to making a Sea Change to protect animals and the oceans.
135 different species fall victim to ghost gear – lost or discarded fishing gear.
About half of entangled sea lions on the coasts of Northern BC and Southeast Alaska were entangled around the neck.
World Animal Protection wants to make a Sea Change by reducing, removing and rescuing animals from ghost gear.
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.