These Amazing Sea Creatures Are Dying At An Alarming Rate And We Can Stop It

An animated short examines a common, avoidable hazard that claims thousands of porpoises a year.

THE LAST MEMORY (short film) from Oliver Latta on Vimeo.

It's called "bycatch" -- a fairly boring term for what is, in fact, a tragic consequence of modern fishing-industry techniques.

Fleets trawling the oceans for the seafood that ends up on our dinner plates often snare other aquatic life as well -- including the gentle, intelligent harbor porpoise.

In the animated short film above, we see things from the porpoise's perspective, providing insight into a horror that's even worse since it's also almost completely avoidable. Brace yourself for the shocking reveal just past the two-minute mark, then stick with the video to learn more about what you can do to help.

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