Impacts of Marine Debris

Human-created debris finds its way to some of the most remote corners of the globe – even at the bottom of the ocean. Many ocean creatures injest and get entangled in the plastics, rubbers and ropes that find their way to the seafloor or drift in the open ocean, but they're not the only ones feeling the ill-effects of the amassing garbage. Back on land, humans, too, are impacted when beaches and waterways get filled with the unwanted trash. Find out more from NOAA's Ocean Today Every Full Moon video series Trash Talk.