Sadly, she's collateral damage for trawlers, long-line fishers and oil exploration. She’s also subjected to humans and dogs behaving badly, and harm from marine debris — especially rope.
Plastic rope is all over our beaches. At 11,862 pieces found by Sustainable Coastlines so far, it's the sixth most common litter item. Ranked by weight, it’s third, sitting at 236.98kg!*
Please pick up rope when you see it. If there’s too much, tell your local council. For more ways to help solve the plastic pollution problem, visit sustainablecoastlines.org
*In Litter Intelligence coastal survey areas. Data correct as of 1 Oct, 2021 (insights.litterintelligence.org).