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Have fun! If you see trash, pick it up and be a Good Mate for @OurOcean: We're on a boat!

Practice "Plus-One Boating" by bringing back everything you take out on your trip—plus one piece of litter from someone else's wasteful wake. Make sure to bring all food containers, cigarette butts, and other trash back to shore and use the marina’s garbage or recycling facilities to dispose of it. More than an eyesore, trash in the water impacts the health of humans, wildlife, ecosystems, and economies. Did You Know? Trash costs us all. In New York, trash washing up on shore was estimated to cost between $950 million and $2 billion in lost tourism and other revenue. If a piece of trash blows into the water, retrieve it immediately. Seize the opportunity to practice “man overboard” drills by calling “Trash overboard!” Leave trash in the water, and an animal that mistakes it for food can choke or experience a false sense of fullness and starve. Remind others that it is ille...

Full article: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/good-mate/on-the-water.html

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