A Fine Mess

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    Part of a tangled fishing line with octopus hooks we found -- and detangled -- on Pacifica beach. A number of mollusks and crustaceans and organisms were caught in the multi-hook line, entwined with a plastic bag. We set them free after we cut away the line.

    Link to a Nightline clip about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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    1. ingridtaylar 39 months ago | reply

      Thanks, IB Geography.

    2. Konabish ~ Greg Bishop 15 months ago | reply

      I always carry wire cutters, leather gloves, and protective gloves. Boy, do they help. These repeating-killers are up at the top of the target list. To this day I frequently flash-back to The Graduate "One Word: Plastics". They had to realize how bad it could become.

      Kudos to you guys. If everyone picked-up the minimal amount..... you know.

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