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Sea turtles are confusing clear plastic film for jellyfish

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A sea turtle surfacing for air is shown in this underwater photograph taken while scuba diving Friday, May 30, 2008, in the Caribbean Island of Bonaire. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A large, tangled mass of plastic was removed from Juno Beach by South Florida sea turtle conservation group.

Last weekend Loggerhead Marine Life Center was alerted about a “mysterious debris item” that washed up on Juno Beach.

As a community we must all come together and do our best to keep all of the beaches clean, encourage each other to use glass bottles instead of plastic. Plastic is so bad for the environment and damaging to all of our beautiful sea creatures.

Workers from the non-profit sea turtle hospital were able to remove the mass after a few tries. Sea turtles deserve the ability to live in clean water that allow them to flourish and be peaceful.

The non-profit group did a full inspection, they discovered that the mass was made up of entirely of clear film

plastic. Which closely resembles jellyfish when floating in the ocean (a common food item for sea turtles)

Here are 4 fun facts about sea turtles, they think jellyfish are delicious, they can hold their breath for five hours under water and they live about a 100 years.

Now that’s a good reason for all of us to do our part to help them stay safe.

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