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Kelp broken off by fishing line #marineexplorer

Kelp broken off by fishing line #marineexplorer

In the shallow subtidal environment, fishing line is the single largest source of marine debris (Smith 2014 Plos One). Fishing line is of course plastic, so stays in the environment for hundreds of years. Whilst there, it can entangle and damage marine life, like this kelp. Zoom in to see the entanglement in the holdfast. Clifton Gardens

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Photo prise le 19 septembre 2018 (© Marine Explorer / Flickr)

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