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Seal's plight shines spotlight on Manx marine litter problem

IMAGE CREDIT: Susie Mackenzie-Fidlin

Charities urge people to be more responsible

Everyone on the Isle of Man must do their bit to stop litter entering the marine environment.

That's the message from two charities which say the Island has a waste problem in Manx waters.

Shocking photographs of a seal trapped in heavy duty rope, at The Sound, have once again shone a spotlight on the blight of discarded litter.

The Manx Wildlife Trust says it will continue to evaluate what can be done to help the animal – Dr Lara Howe is a marine officer:

Bill Dale is the founder of clean-up charity Beach Buddies:

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