Hawaiian Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) basking on beach with plastic marine debris in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

- Image ID: DGXW74
Hawaiian Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) basking on beach with plastic marine debris in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Rosanne Tackaberry / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: DGXW74
Entanglement in marine debris and ingestion of plastics are serious dangers for sea turtles. This beach in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is cleared of plastic, rope and nets by US Fish and Wildlife Service staff and volunteers, but new marine debris washes up frequently.
Location: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge & Battle of Midway National Memorial, Hawaiian Islands, USA
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