EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June is National Ocean Month and Saturday is World Ocean Day, the perfect time to celebrate our beautiful ocean ecosystem, home to trillions of fish, and covering 70% of Earth’s surface.

But despite the ocean’s immense importance for human life, each year, we pour 8 million metric tons of plastics into it, causing devastating effects on wildlife and creating public health problems worldwide.

So what can be done to help save our oceans? Is it too late?

Jacqueline Savitz, chief policy officer for Oceana — a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans on a global scale — joined "Your Morning" to discuss the issue.

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