#WorldOceansDay: shocking images show effect of ocean pollution on wildlife
On June 8, take a stand against rising levels of ocean plastic across the planet
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New environmental policies and shocking stories from media across the globe have been making us increasingly aware of the effect that plastic waste is having on the world's oceans, and in particular the creatures that live in them.
When we aren't faced with a physical problem right in front of us, however, it is hard to understand just how serious the reality is.
Click through the gallery to see the shocking reality of our littered oceans and the animals who inhabit them.
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