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NOAA Photo Library Image - r0022825

Scott Gudes prepares to bury a dead pelican. Pelicans are one of the bird species that become entangled in discarded monofilament fishing line. The birds are trapped by the line when it wraps around their legs and can not fly to hunt for food or reach water. Death is prolonged and painful. The monofilament clean up removes line from the roosting sites to protect birds from entanglement.

Image ID: r0022825, NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Photo Date: November 4, 2000
Credit: NOAA Restoration Center, SE Region

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