” SHARKASTICS ” are what I’ve termed plastics that have obvious bite marks (jagged serrations and/or punctures).

Whilst cleaning the beaches of Hawaii it has been noticed that a lot of the plastic has obvious bite marks, in a recent clean-up operation 6000 pieces of sharkastics were found. It is concerning because it highlights just how much these plastics are affecting marine organisms, and shows how much must be ingested! Examples of Sharkastics have been found in Brazil, Fiji, the USA and many other places; it is definitely something to look out for when collecting today’s Catch. Sharkastics are not just bitten by sharks, they can include marine mammals, turtles, fish and sea birds.


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