British diver Rich Horner (Rich Horner) filmed a dive into the Indian Ocean near the island of Nusa Penida, (Nusa Penida), located near the coast of the Indonesian tourist resort of Bali. But instead of the accumulations of rays and other fish that normally inhabit this territory, the man discovered a huge accumulation of plastic waste.
The ocean brought us as a gift slippery jellyfish, plankton, leaves, branches, sticks and so on. Oh, and a bit of plastic. Plastic bags, straws, bottles, glass. Plastic, plastic, plastic, so much plastic!
The frames show how Horner swims around the waste for several minutes, while the plastic mixes with an unknown organic substance to form a garbage spot.
How does plastic get into the ocean? Basically, it is washed away from the storm sewage of coastal towns and villages. But most of it is also washed out of rivers when there are strong tropical downpours. Probably, stains of waste were formed as a result of a storm, which washed the garbage into the water.
Horner stressed that the next day after the filming of the current already took away all the waste. However, the situation is still at a dangerous level: plastic waste closes access to underwater flora and fauna for light, which is one of the causes of diseases in corals and fish.
Plastic does not really decompose, it just breaks up into smaller pieces. Like other waste in the ocean, it is covered with beautiful algae, which like to eat fish, turtles and so on. Thus, these small pieces of plastic enter the food chain. In the end, he can be in our body.