Plastic Polution in our Oceans – shocking pictures!

What are the humans doing to their beautiful earth? Shocking underwater shots have recently been uploaded and shared on social media to commemorate the Ocean Day celebrated by the United Nations on June 9th. The videos published on YouTube were made in Bali, for many people a holiday „dream destination“! A swarm of innumerable colored plastic scraps floate towards the diver Rich Horner. Fifty years ago, in the films of the French oceanographer Jean Jacques Cousteau, blue, red and yellow coral fishes thrummed in front of and above the divers on the left and right. Today, it is the plastic waste of an indifferent throwaway society. I remember well how Jean Jaques Cousteau warned us in the 1960s of such man-made plastic pollution. According to reports, the situation in our oceans is devastating. There are soon more plastics than fish in the water. Recently, a half-dead whale stranded between Thailand and Malaysia. There were over 80 plastic bags in his stomach! I am convinced that the plastic waste ends up in our own stomachs through the food chain, with unknown health consequences!

Plastic Waste in our Oceans

Plastic waste in our Oceans

Was machen wir Menschen nur aus unserer schönen Erde? Schockierende Unterwasseraufnahmen rund um das touristische “Traumziel” der Insel Bali wurden kürzlich auf YouTube veröffentlicht. Ein Schwarm aus unzähligen farbigen Plastikfetzen schwebt auf den Taucher Rich Horner zu. Vor fünfzig Jahren sah man in den Filmen des französischen Ozeanographen Jean Jacques Cousteau blaue, rote und gelbe Korallenfische, die sich vor und über den Tauchern links und rechts tummelten. Heute ist es der Plastikabfall einer gleichgültigen Wegwerfgesellschaft. Ich erinnere mich gut daran, wie uns Jean Jaques Cousteau in den 1960er Jahren vor einer solchen, vom Menschen verursachten, Plastikverschmutzung gewarnt hat. Berichten zufolge ist die Situation in unseren Ozeanen verheerend. Es gibt bald mehr Plastik als Fische im Wasser. Vor kurzem strandete ein halbtoter Wal zwischen Thailand und Malaysia. Es waren über 80 Plastiktüten in seinem Bauch! Ich bin überzeugt, dass über die Nahrungskette der Plastikmüll schlussendlich in unsere eigenen Mägen gelangt mit noch unbekannten gesundheitlichen Folgen!

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8 thoughts on “Plastic Polution in our Oceans – shocking pictures!

  1. There are no adequate words… 😦

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  2. Eww! The thought of all that plastic in the oceans makes me sick. Over 80 plastic bags in a whale’s stomach? That should never be.

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  3. It is awful situation for all over the world. I always say that the most destructive creation of the world is man.

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  4. That’s so upsetting! I also watched a documentary which showed that a type of Australian bird had so much plastic that it was equivalent to about a kilogram of plastic in a human. Fishing nets do no better. By the way, I have a website about plastic too and about what it’s doing to our environment. Could you review it and give me tips?

    Also could you please help promote my petition to get single use plastic banned.

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