Great Lakes Today reporter Elizabeth Miller appeared on WVIZ/PBS program Ideas to discuss marine debris and the recent Northeast Ohio Plastic Marine Debris Reduction Symposium.
Mae West, a snapping turtle named for her small waist was found in a river near New Orleans. She was taken into captivity, x-rayed (where they found she had eggs) and the milk carton band was cut off. She now serves as an educational animal.
Credit Marcus Eriksen, The 5 Gyres Institute
You can read the Great Lakes Land-based Marine Debris Action Plan in its entirety here.