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Phenomenal Friday Fact
Each year, more than 260 million tons of plastic products are created, many of which will end up in a landfill or the ocean. When in water, some plastics release chemicals that can damage habitats for marine animals and contaminate the seafood we eat. Some animals might even mistake the plastic for food and die. You can help care for the ocean by taking part in community clean-ups, disposing of trash responsibly, recycling and reusing items, and more.
Watch the video to discover more ways you can help care for the ocean.
Last year, 400,000 volunteers all over the world helped remove 6.8 million pounds of trash from waterways during the annual International Coastal Cleanup day, according to the Ocean Conservancy. Find a location near you and sign up to help in this year’s cleanup on September 19.
Learn about the Ocean Now expeditions on National Geographic.