Our conservation work with turtles has shown us first hand the impact of balloons and associated string or ribbon on marine animals, which is why we have banned them from the Aquarium.

One of our turtles in rehab, Bob, pooed out this pile of plastic. This included pieces of balloons, some still attached to their string and several other large bits of plastic. Read about Bob's rollercoaster rehabilitation here. And say no to balloons!

We hope you will rethink balloons as party décor as they truly have a devastating effect on the environment.