A group of divers who were swimming near the Cayman Islands found a huge net floating consisting a lot of decomposing sharks and other sea animals. They uploaded the strange and the worse photos to Instagram last year.
“At first we thought it was a log, but as we got closer we could see it was a net with floats. I jumped in the water first and was shocked at what I saw. It took my breath away — the first thing I saw was the juvenile oceanic whitetip [shark]. I got my buddy who was with me to grab a knife and jump in. We did what we could to free some of the trapped life but most of it was already dead”, said a 27-year-old fisherman and diving instructor, Dominick Martin-Mayes who saw the floating net. He said this during a discussion with the Independent.
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But the divers had to leave the area immediately without engaging in further more observations as their lives too were threatened. They were frightened that they would also be trapped in this awful trap.
“The net’s sole purpose in life is to kill. You get your hand wrapped in it and you drown,” Dominick stated.
Fortunately, Charles Ebanks who is a fisherman went back to this horrible area where the net was found. Charles was able to bring the devastating net trap out of the ocean successfully.
A study in Scientific Reports which was released in March 2018 revealed that about 46% of the 79 thousand tons of ocean plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was made from the fishing nets. It unveiled that the plastic consumption per year has reached over 320 million tonnes. It also shows that the production of plastics has increased more than ever before since the last 10 years.
One of the most important facts revealed by the estimations of the National Journal shows that 20% of the sea animals who are trapped in commercial fishing nets are unwanted useless ones or “bycatch”.
According to the reports released earlier this year by Truth Theory it is said that the effort on cleaning the great pacific ocean has reached success.
Source of the information: truththeory.com