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Below is a breakdown of the type of garbage for each sighting in 2006:
46 Total Sightings of Garbage:


Breakdown by type:
Total of 22 sightings of balloons
Total of 1 sightings of cardboard
Total of 3 sightings of paper
Total of 11 sightings of plastic
Total of 1 sightings of plastic bottle
Total of 3 sightings of plastic water bottle
Total of 1 sightings of plastic/paper
Total of 2 sightings of Styrofoam
Total of 1 sightings of unknown material
Total of 1 sightings of wood



What I find really alarming and sad is that we had 46 sightings of garbage compared to only 69 total sightings of dolphins, whales, and other marine animals. This is a wake up call that more outreach needs to be done to educate the public in disposing of balloons and other garbage properly. An individual can really make a difference and help ocean life by spreading the word.
 

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