Marine Debris kills 100,000 marine animals every year through entanglement, ingestion and suffocation. We found this deceased green sea turtle with discarded rope caught tightly around their neck. This is exactly why Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris team have travelled to Moreton Island to remove as much plastic as we can from the beaches in a week to make this area safer for all the marine life who live here. Our volunteer crew have travelled from all around Australia to pick up as much rubbish as we can. The waters around Moreton Island are home to dugongs, dolphins and six of the seven turtle species, including the endangered green sea turtle. Whales also migrate past here in the winter to have their calves in the warmer Queensland waters. Moreton Bay Marine Park is also recognised internationally for it’s vitally important role as a feeding and roosting site for migratory and resident shore birds. Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris campaign has been running for over three years, our dedicated and passionate team of volunteers removing rubbish from beaches all around Australia. Addressing the marine debris issues facing our oceans is vital in our mission to defend, conserve and protect our oceans into the future.