Plastic Sharks and Seals in the UK

Shark with plastic around nose prompts litter warning

Recent footage taken by a kayaker off the coast of Niarbyl, Isle of Man shows a basking shark with plastic around its nose. Basking sharks are the second largest fish in the world; it is crazy that even these ocean giants can be hugely affected by our littering.

This is the second case of marine mammals being caught in plastic in Manx waters recently; a female grey seal was spotted in July with plastic netting wrapped tightly around her neck. Unfortunately because seals are aggressive and fast it was not possible to cut the plastic.

Well I am off to collect some plastic & rope from Whale Bay, hopefully it will stop some of the marine mammals that inhabit the waters of Raglan getting caught up!



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