Shocking photos that show the effects of plastic pollution
Rising levels of ocean plastic around the world have had a devastating effect across the planet
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This year's World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8, and its focus on the effect of plastic pollution in the world's oceans couldn't have come at a better time.
Recent news stories, including the death of a pilot whale who had ingested 80 plastic bags in Thailand, and government actions across the world are making this environmental issue center stage. But just how bad is the situation in real life?
Click through the gallery to see the shocking reality of our littered oceans and the animals who inhabit them.
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