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ghost fishing

n
(Fishing) the continued trapping and killing of marine life by a discarded fishing net floating at sea
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Her right-front flipper was so badly damaged by a ghost net that it had to be amputated and she needed to relearn how to dive to feed herself.
Fish attracted to a ghost net found drifting through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Lots and lots of ghost net and fishing rope, which we try and find a new home for at Morfa Bay Adventure whenever possible.
The turtles had been caught in what is called a 'ghost net,' a fishing net that got lost and was never recovered by its owner.
"Our ghost net nylon-6 frames are fantastically strong at the weld lines," said Piper, "despite [the waste plastic] having floated around the Pacific for years on end."
In the same exhibition, and just as intriguing, were Ellarose Savage's Tiri Neur (or Three Girls), three ceramic abstract figures that displayed similar characteristics of form, texture and story, along with the addition of 'ghost net' detailing.
GHOST NET BUSTER Kiessling's header clearly hits the side-netting but a goal was given against Hoffenheim
In one month, a ghost net in the Pacific Ocean traveled 60 miles and trapped 99 birds, 2 sharks, and 75 salmon.
Among the words new to this third edition are El Nino, metafiction, minimalist, outplacement, s/he, ghost net, sacred baboon, waitron, Mirandize, narrowcast, women's studies, granny flat, sunspace, and comfort food.
This year, on 15th of May, the team at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu encountered a ghost net that illustrated the dire situation very clearly.