¡Desgarrador! Mantarraya nada entre la basura mientras busca que comer

Un desolador video, muestra una mantarraya nadando entre la basura cerca de Manta Point en Bali, Indonesia. La criatura marina se topa con bolsas de plástico y otros pedazos de escombros mientras busca un poco de comida.
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Las imágenes submarinas muestran un problema que afecta a muchos de los océanos del mundo: La “plaga de plástico”.

El video compartido por una usuaria de Facebook, muestra las terribles consecuencias que sufren los animales marinos a causa de esta plaga causada por los seres humanos; cabe destacar, que este animal no es el único que ha sido afectado por tal plaga, ya que día a día, millones de animales sufren a consecuencia de esta problemática.

La plaga de plástico

La zoóloga Lucy Quinn es una de las expertas que participó en la serie de la BBC sobre los océanos, Blue Planet II, que ha batido récords de audiencia en Reino Unido.

Quinn dijo sentirse conmocionada por lo que vio no solo en aguas antárticas sino en otros mares.

“La plaga del plástico está llegando a los ambientes que considerábamos más prístinos y esto me entristece profundamente”, señaló la experta británica.

El vertido de plástico a los mares ha alcanzado tal escala que ya es una “crisis planetaria” según Lisa Svensson, directora de océanos del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, PNUMA.

“Han pasado pocas décadas desde que se generalizó el uso del plástico pero estamos arruinando el ecosistema de los océanos”, señaló Svensson.

Aquí el video:

PLEASE READ AND SHARE – This week we visited the beautiful island of Nusa Lembongan in South East Asia for a day of diving. We stopped at Manta Point and it was stunning; on the surface of the water that is… We saw huge Manta Rays swimming underneath the boat and it all seemed so magical. But then we went underneath the oceans surface…I honestly could have just burst into tears then and there. I have never been so horrified and heartbroken as I was when I saw the amount of plastic and rubbish in the bay. These beautiful creatures swimming amongst the mess that we as humans have created. The Manta’s had plastic bags around their mouths and on their bodies whilst swimming around the rubbish in search for food. This rubbish is brought in from various parts of the globe from currents and tides which means we are ALL to blame. EVERYTHING goes back into the ocean.. #putitinthebinScientists have predicted that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than there are fish!! THAT IS 32 YEARS FROM NOW – WITHIN OUR LIFETIME!! This past year I have really started to limit my use of plastic and I am privileged enough to live in a country where avoiding plastic and recycling is really quite simple! For example, refusing plastic straws, using a keepcup when purchasing coffee, taking re-usable bags when buying groceries, buying unpackaged food and recycling everything you possibly can. Even when travelling I’ve really tried to limit my use of plastic and waste and encourage those I travel with to do the same. It just completely breaks my heart that the ocean is suffering at a mass extent due to our careless behaviour and lack of knowledge. What you can’t see can’t hurt I guess but without the ocean and it’s ecosystem there is no us! And it is declining rapidly. More importantly, beautiful animals like these shouldn’t have to suffer because of us. Please share this video to reach out and spread awareness on the state of our oceans and please try to limit your use of non-reusable plastic and waste. #conservation #saynotoplastic #putitinthebin #recycle #take3forthesea #oceanawareness #girlsthatscuba #oceanconservationEDIT: To reiterate – We are ALL to blame. This is a GLOBAL issue and we are ALL affected by it. Plastic is distributed in the ocean from ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD and carried by tides and currents. Rather than blaming others for this, we need to support and educate each other. If each and every one of us did our own bit – The greater the impact would be.

Posted by Lauren Jubb on Friday, February 16, 2018

Fuente: Planeta Curioso