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Up, up, up and away, but not in Marikina

(From pr-inside.com) – Philippine city bans the release of ballons into the air hoping to save marine animals. Marikina City Councilor of 2nd District Roberto Ponce recently filed an ordinance prohibiting the release of balloons into the atmosphere, underscoring the serious threat to animal and marine life which the act poses.

Ponce added that sea turtles, dolphins, whales, fish, and seabirds have been reported with balloons in their stomachs.

It is believed that they mistake balloons for jellyfish which are their natural prey.

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