skip to main content

Trash Talk: Impacts

1 minutes 33 seconds

DCMP is transitioning to player-based accessibility features, allowing for customization of captions, description, language, and playback speed. Learn more about these features and how they can be beneficial in an educational setting.

Learn More

Now Playing As: Captioned (English) (change)

Report a Problem

How does marine debris impact the ocean? Marine species often get tangled in debris from fishing nets to six-pack rings. Often times, many animals mistake plastic debris for food and eat it. This fills their stomachs with material they are unable to digest. Debris can also damage important ocean habitats. Part of the "Trash Talk" series.

Media Details

Runtime: 1 minutes 33 seconds

Very close up view of microplastics. Caption: Microplastics that as less than five millimeters long--
Trash Talk
Episode 1
2 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Artwork of a bird and fish. Caption: animals often mistake plastic debris for food and eat it.
Trash Talk
Episode 2
1 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Artwork of plastic water bottle, trash bags, straws, and plastic bag. Caption: We find plastic everywhere,
Trash Talk
Episode 3
2 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Five people picking up trash. Caption: and participate in shoreline cleanups.
Trash Talk
Episode 4
1 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A net floating in water tangled in plastic. Caption: We call that derelict fishing gear,
Trash Talk
Episode 5
2 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An illustration of a trash bin with its side on the road on a rainy day. Caption: rainwater can move the trash into storm drains.
Trash Talk
Episode 6
2 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12