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About half of entangled sea lions on the coasts of Northern BC and Southeast Alaska were entangled around the neck.
Over 85,000 dead birds were found in 14% of nets retrieved from the Salish Sea over a number of years.
A whale freed from a net was towing another 50 feet of net containing dead sharks, rays, crabs, fish and a sea lion.
When leatherback turtles get caught in ghost gear, they can be seriously injured trying to break free or drown.
Almost 73% of all photographed right whales show scarring from at least 1 entanglement.
Ghost gear is a global problem, impacting many coasts and the fishing industry worldwide.
Overall, 48-65% of humpback whales that are photographed in North American waters show signs of previous entanglement.
Some ghost gear is made of very durable plastic and can last in our seas for up to 600 years.
An estimated 640,000 tons of ghost gear, ends up in our oceans each year.
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.