557 sharks and rays caught in plastic

03.08.2019

Scientists say: "...actual number is probably much higher."

Scientists at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom analyzed existing studies and looked at Twitter, discovering more than 1,000 entanglements, although they said the actual number is probably much higher. 

They discovered reports of 557 sharks and rays caught in plastic, spanning 34 species in oceans including the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian!