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Dirty detail: Florida ranks No. 3 in beach litter

Cigarette butts, bottles, pull tabs, syringes, condoms, dead animals.

These aren't leftovers from the sleazy neighbor's wee-hours wingding. They are a sampling of the items collected in a single day from Florida's beaches.

Florida, which trades on sparkling sand and surf, finished with the third-highest weight of trash -- more than 204 tons -- in a 2008 coastline cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. On Tuesday, the environmental group released the dirty details of its 23rd international effort, the largest of its kind.

Read the full story at miamiherald.com.

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