Did you know that mylar balloons never biodegrade, and latex balloons take approximately five years to break down? Sea creatures often mistake balloons for a meal, and oftentimes, ingesting one is fatal. In the past ten years, the number of balloons in the marine environment has tripled. Ocean Runner Nichole encourages using alternatives to balloons, and offers some suggestions.
Follow the Ocean Runner as she runs along the coast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine to raise awareness of our ocean environment and promote ocean health. Filled with questions about what she sees along the way, the Ocean Runner looks to her colleagues at the Center to answer her questions, and yours!
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