As more and more marine debris floods the world's coastlines, we are becoming increasingly aware of this animal-bitten plastic phenomenon. SHARKastics are commonly found during our marine debris cleanups in Hawai'i and we want to determine their global distribution. In attempt to gather more information and assess this issue's impacts on marine animal survival we've created this site.
Marine Debris Ingestion: A Global Issue!
"SHARKastics"are what I've termed plastics that have obvious bite marks (jagged serrations and/or punctures). Many animals make these marks, not just sharks...
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