The video is priceless, though there's nothing funny about plastic pollution in the oceans.
But what a great way to tell the story, with humor and drama. Kudos to Heal the Bay, and to "unnatural history" narrator Jeremy Irons, for producing it.
At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we're fortunate to have Makana, a Laysan albatross, as our ambassador through whom we tackle the issue of plastic debris in the oceans. It threatens sea turtles, albatross and other ocean wildlife. As plastic breaks down in the ocean, it may well pose a threat to our own health.
Want to do something about it? Learn more, and then speak out. There's plenty of opportunity, in California and in your community, to take action. Our state legislature needs to hear from you, as a voice of support for AB 1998 -- legislation to ban the use of disposable plastic shopping bags throughout the state. Similar campaigns are underway around the country. (China's already taken action.)
Working together, we can drive this form of "wildlife" to extinction.