Photographer's Note

A firm poise and stony eyes seem to be telling " no littering on beaches" - obviously a reference to the plastic bottle littered around. - - - - - - - - - - -

Plastic, one of the main sources of litter on beaches, can be deadly. Wildlife can get tangled in plastic loops that hold cans together, causing them to become injured or even die. Plastic bags and other plastic materials are sometimes swallowed by birds, dolphins, whales and other sea life because they mistake bags for food. Animals have died from ingesting litter because it can get lodged in their systems and make it impossible for them to digest food. The Marine Conservation Society reports that "it is likely that millions of seabirds and hundreds of thousands of sea mammals die each year after swallowing or becoming entangled in marine debris."

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Additional Photos by Ranjan Majumdar (rmajum) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 22 N: 251] (1207)
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