Balloons, plastic bags, nylon rope, styrofoam are swallowed by sea turtles which mistake these for jellyfish, according to a study by the Earthwatch Turtles in Trouble program.
|An exploded ballon looks very much like a jellyfish!|
This was seen at Cyrene Reef.
From the arrangement of the bits, which included a bar of soap, it appears some people had played a game which involved deliberately bursting balloons. The burst bits were very close to the beach. After playing the game, it appears these people simply walked off.
It's important to clean up after ourselves!
You CAN make a difference about marine litter! To celebrate Earth Day, International Coastal Cleanup Singapore is holding a Clean Up at Tanah Merah on 28 Apr (Sat).
But aside from this, today we had a great trip at St. John's Island with lots of sea stars in 'mating position' and more amazing marine life sightings!