January 7, 2016.

I’ve read many articles about the plastic floating and/or dumped into oceans around the world. Nat Geo published an article in Februaryabout the eight million tons of plastic that ends up in the oceans every year, Forbes reports that there are currently 5.25 trillion pieces of trash in the world’s oceans, and the Duke Nicholas School’sBill Schlesinger writes that, “Worldwide production of plastics approaches 300 million tons per year, and a recent estimate suggests that 4.8 to 12.7 million tons reaches the sea.”

Yet, it was a personal encounter with a Great Blue Heron that really drove home what we are doing to our ocean and coastal creatures.

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