The shocking damage balloons can do to marine life

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 While it’s fun for a child to grab a balloon at a shopping centre or play with them at birthday parties, they can be a danger to our marine life if they aren’t disposed of properly because they end up looking like jellyfish.  In a 2012 University of Queensland study, balloons were identified as being disproportionately consumed by sea turtles based how common they were as litter on Queensland beaches.  In other words, the study found that sea turtles specifically target balloons.

While it’s fun for a child to grab a balloon at a shopping centre or play with them at birthday parties, they can be a danger to our marine life if they aren’t disposed of properly because they end up looking like jellyfish.

In a 2012 University of Queensland study, balloons were identified as being disproportionately consumed by sea turtles based how common they were as litter on Queensland beaches.

In other words, the study found that sea turtles specifically target balloons.