A rubber jellyfish floats in a pool of clear, blue water.

Carly Wilson, Rubber Jellyfish – The Movie

It is known within the marine science community that released helium-filled latex balloons are having a detrimental effect on sea turtle populations, as there is a three times higher rate of such fragments inside autopsied turtles as compared to other ocean garbage. After bursting high in the sky, the balloons bear striking resemblance to jellyfishes natural prey leading to float disease.  Carly Wilson is stationed out of Gold Coast, Australia and is working to bring awareness to this issue through her project, Rubber Jellyfish – The Movie. The film is in production and aims to empower people to make educated consumer and social choices regarding helium balloons.