This is going to a short one, but what type of marine debris blog would this be if we didn’t mention the shark and the frisbee? Yep, that’s right, I said shark and frisbee :). For those that have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the video by CBSNewsOnline on YouTube.
This is a prime example of entanglement by what is essentially, marine debris! Just when you thought a frisbee was just a frisbee, it turns out that it can actually be quite dangerous – especially when it becomes a noose stuck over a shark’s head and gills.
While disentangling a shark on your own is incredibly dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted (as the diver himself states), we’re glad to see the shark free from debris. So, the next time you’re out playing frisbee at the beach (or picnicing, or fishing, etc.) keep in mind that an item doesn’t have to LOOK or BE dangerous to become a dangerous piece of marine debris. And remember the story about the shark and the and frisbee.
Keep the Sea Free of Debris!