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All kinds of garbage, ranging from fishing nets to trash from cargo ships to litter on the beach, finds its way into coastal waters and the ocean, where it traps, ensnares and entangles marine wildlife such as marine mammals, sea turtles and seabirds.
This apparatus, using the high velocity streams of water, rearranges, moves and entangles the fibers, changing the web into a fabric with integrity and other properties.
According to previous studies, the top killers of right whales are ships that run into them and fishery rigging--often lobster gear--that accidentally entangles them.