The horrifying scale of pollution.

Photos of camera, cigarette pack & glass bottle found in stomach of dead stingray.

Some say that this is fake. We really didn’t wanna share this but at the end we decided that it’s good for all of us to see what a marine animal can ingest in this vast blue ocean.

   

You’ve probably heard of marine creatures found dead with their stomachs filled to the brim with plastic.

But one stingray seemed to have ingested even more unusual ‘meals’ before its death.

Pictures of a dead stingray found with numerous artificial items in its belly went viral recently after it was shared on the Instagram account @5minbeachcleanup.

The account is an environmental initiative, which encourages people around the world to take five minutes of their day to pick up trash on the beach and do their part for the environment.

Since April 6, the post featuring the stingray has racked up over 9,000 likes.

The series of photos show the stingray’s carcass, fished out of an unknown part of the ocean.

The person on the boat proceeds to make an incision in the belly of the stingray, unfolding the skin to reveal the contents of its stomach.

Stingrays usually feed on small snails, crustaceans, fish and squid.

Unfortunately, this stingray seems to have consumed several rather shocking items.

You can view the Instagram photos here:


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Definitivamente NO TE VAS A CREER lo que aparece dentro de una manta marina. Es absolutamente desolador. Y ésto en un animal que apenas tiene anchura, imaginaros toda la mierda que tienen que tener en sus tripas los que son de más tamaño. Y de ésto sólo hay un responsable y somos cada una de nosotras. La respuesta no es "reciclar", reciclar no evita esto, reducir es lo que lo evita. Si aún no te has planteado reducir el plástico que consumes, es buen momento para hacerlo. Podemos dejar de comprar en envases innecesarios y pensar siempre si podemos sustituirlo por productos que apuesten por envolverse en papel, acero inoxidable, cristal, metal, o directamente intentar comprar a granel con nuestros envases... Realmente lo que se ha hecho toda la vida. Hay mucha gente que está dando cuenta de ello: @vivirsinplastico, @ecoblognonoa, @marianamatija, @usaryreusar, @laecocosmopolita, @reinasyrepollos, @cuidomiplaneta. Lo mismo para este consumismo abrumador que nos abstrae, NO SE NECESITA TANTO, por favor. Decrecimiento, consumo consciente, simple y básico. #mardeplastico #mar #sea #manta #plastico #plastic #basura #rush #contaminacion #medioambiente #enviroment #tierra #cuidados #eco #animal #animals #ocean #oceano #vegan #decrecimiento #consumirmenosvivirmejor
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