brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, entangled in a plastic bag which is wrapped around its neck, La Jolla, California, USA - This unfortunate pelican probably became entangled in the bag by mistaking the floating plastic for food and diving on it, spearing it in such a way that the bag has lodged around the pelican's neck. Plastic bags kill and injure untold numbers of marine animals each year.


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Image ID: 0123133-PCO

Pollution | Marine Debris | Brown Pelican Entangled in Plastic Bag

brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, entangled in a plastic bag which is wrapped around its neck, La Jolla, California, USA - This unfortunate pelican probably became entangled in the bag by mistaking the floating plastic for food and diving on it, spearing it in such a way that the bag has lodged around the pelican's neck. Plastic bags kill and injure untold numbers of marine animals each year.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Phillip Colla

Image dimensions: 3600x5400