Protecting paradise from plastic

(WPTV)Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologists found two plastic bags and a balloon inside a rough-toothed dolphin that stranded on Fort Myers Beach at the end of April.

FAU Harbor Branch scientists at the necropsy lab in Fort Pierce have found plastic in local marine life as well.

A melon-headed whale stranded on Palm Beach in 2015 ended up having a plastic bag in its esophagus and stomach, causing it to become emaciated and die, according to Adam Schaefer, an epidemiologist at FAU Harbor Branch.

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