Many whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and other marine mammals often get caught and trapped in ghost nets each year. These damage discarded fishing gear has caused death to the marine lives. Lost or abandoned nets get caught in rocks and coral, and continue to trap wildlife - from fish to turtles, whales and dolphins. Estimated that between 600,000 to 800,000 tonnes of discarded fishing gear ends up in our oceans every year. This accounts for a large portion of the plastic waste in marine ecosystems.