12 pictures that prove the ocean needs help

DEC 29, 2019 AT 10:23 AM

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3. The Indian Ocean Is Cluttered with Plastic

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The situation India has situation has worsened because of the garbage accumulating along the southern coast. There isn’t much people can do beyond finding ways to stop dumping garbage into the ocean. Beautiful beaches that were crowded 2-3 years ago are now filled with trash, discouraging visitors.

4. Bottle Found by Diver in Sri Lanka

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Plastic bottles never completely biodegrade. This plastic bottle covered in shells has been in the ocean for over ten years. After one hundred years, these bottles eventually degrade to form millions of pieces of micro-plastic, which poison fish and migrate into the seafood we consume.