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Ocean Trash Trivia Challenge


Every year, The Marine Mammal Center rescues and treats patients who have become entangled in ocean trash. We can treat their injuries but we can’t treat the cause of their problems without your help!

Take the Ocean Trash Trivia Challenge!

How well do you know your ocean trash? Take our trivia challenge and learn some interesting facts about the origin of ocean trash and the effects plastics have on the environment and all that rely on it.

Question - Required - What percentage of trash in the ocean comes from land?

Question - Required - Approximately how many marine mammals and sea birds die each year from ingesting or becoming entangled in trash?

Question - Required - What is the number of pounds of plastic that are spread throughout the world's gyres?

Question - Required - What percentage of trash in the ocean is made up of plastic?

Question - Required - Every day, how much trash does the average American throw away in the U.S.?

Question - Required - How long does it take a plastic bottle to decompose in the ocean?

Question - Required - In 2011, The Marine Mammal Center admitted 545 marine mammals to its hospital for medical attention. Of those, how many were entangled in ocean trash?

Question - Required - Which of the following can help reduce ocean trash (multiple answers acceptable)?

Question - Required - How long can it take for a plastic bag to decompose?









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