Manta Ray Swims in Rubbish-Filled Ocean

Published 26 Feb 2018, 16:33 GMT
Manta Ray Swims in Trash-Filled Ocean

Indonesia has become a tourist destination famous for its crystal blue oceans, but a diver swimming off the southern coast of Nusa Penida, Bali, came upon this tragic scene under the surface of the paradise.

This manta ray was swimming in a bay polluted with plastic trash. These plastics trap deadly toxins that, when ingested, make their way up the food chain, even into our food supply. This problem is not specific to Bali. Sea life all over the world is ingesting increasing amounts of toxic plastic.

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