Kelp broken off by fishing line #marineexplor…

Kelp broken off by fishing line #marineexplorer

Kelp broken off by fishing line #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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In the shallow subtidal environment, fishing line is the single largest source of marine debris (Smith 2014 Plos One). Fishing line is of course plastic, so stays in the environment for hundreds of years. Whilst there, it can entangle and damage marine life, like this kelp. Zoom in to see the entanglement in the holdfast. Clifton Gardens