STOP USING PLASTIC WITHOUT ONE IMPORTANT REASON!
Marine debris can kill underwater life in many many ways. This summer the Basking Shark Scotland organization spotted a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) with rope around its nose. White abrasions can be seen where the rope has been cutting in and being in close proximity to the eye, must be damaging.
Remember that a sharks nose is a highly sensitive part of its body, an area where the sharks electro-senses are concentrated. There is no question that this fouling will have an effect on the shark. Imagine what it would be like to have something on a sensitive part of your body but not have the means to remove it!
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