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The Shark and The Frisbee


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!

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

2 thoughts on “The Shark and The Frisbee

  1. Great blog but sas story! Marine debris is everyone’s problem and anything left on a beach can potentially be harmful to wildlife …

  2. Sorry, meant “sad” not sas …

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