Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What if we could see beneath the surface of the ocean?

Look beneath this beautiful ocean scene and you might find cigarettes and cigarette filters, food wrappers and containers, plastic bottles, glass bottles, beverage cans, abandoned fishing line and nets, rope, syringes, and worse — all caused by human carelessness. Help Ocean Conservancy clean up our beaches and waterways. Donate Now.

If we could see beneath the surface of the ocean, I believe no one would ever again carelessly toss trash on the ground, or in the ocean. If they did, they would see that in one form or another, everything we toss ends up in our waterways, and then the ocean.

But we cannot see beneath the ocean’s surface, and humans are the cause of the 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles killed each year due to entanglement in discarded fishing line and nets. Will you please help us reverse this deadly trend?

Ocean Conservancy is cleaning up trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways, and we’re also attacking marine debris at its sources. Your contribution today will support our efforts to identify the sources of marine debris, and change the behaviors that cause pollution.

Please send your most generous contribution to Ocean Conservancy today, and support real change, for the better, for our ocean.

For the ocean,

Vikki N. Spruill
President and CEO
Ocean Conservancy

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