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The water where baby fish are outnumbered 7 to 1 by plastic

This combination image shows beach debris and plastic items washed up on a 200ft (61m) stretch of a Windward Shore beach on the island of Oahu in Waikane, Hawaii, December 11, 2014. Pictures taken December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri      (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - GM1EACE15TP01

Beach debris found on a 200ft (60m) stretch of a Windward Shore beach on the island of Oahu in Waikane, Hawaii. Image: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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