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Over 47 tons of plastic found at US marine reserve – and an entangled seal

<p>Expedition spent 24 days clearing 10 miles of shoreline in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, collecting 94,472lb marine debris</p><p>In a span of just over three weeks, more than 47 tons of plastic waste were removed from America’s largest protected marine reserve, sometimes directly off animals, a stark reminder of the scourge of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/27/idaho-gray-wolf-population-bill"> Idaho bill seeks to kill more than 1,000 wolves</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/28/northwestern-hawaiian-islands-marine-reserve-plastic-waste">Continue reading...</a>

Expedition spent 24 days clearing 10 miles of shoreline in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, collecting 94,472lb marine debris

In a span of just over three weeks, more than 47 tons of plastic waste were removed from America’s largest protected marine reserve, sometimes directly off animals, a stark reminder of the scourge of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

Related: Idaho bill seeks to kill more than 1,000 wolves

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