Hawaiian Monk Seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) mother, baby and Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) bask on North Pacific island beach with marine debris

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Hawaiian Monk Seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) mother, baby and Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) bask on North Pacific island beach with marine debris
Rosanne Tackaberry / Alamy Stock Photo
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Entanglement in marine debris such as fishing nets, ropes and plastic rings is a serious danger for both sea turtles and seals. Ingestion of plastic is also a problem for sea turtles. Both are endangered species. 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