Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

Discarded fishing line and other marine debris are killing wildlife in huge numbers.

More than one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from marine debris,according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fishing line is the number one culprit cleanup volunteers encounter when they try to save wildlife,according to the Ocean Conservancy organization.

“When these animals get caught in this line, it’s a slow and agonizing death,” said Jim Walker spokesman for Mississippi’s Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Parks.

 

http://article.wn.com/view/2014/01/18/Discarded_fishing_line_lethal_threat_to_birds_and_marine_mam/#/related_news

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