An American undersea explorer has achieved the feat of making the deepest sea dive ever recorded. But his achievement however has come with terrible news.
We are talking about Victor Vescovo, an American investor who made the deepest dive a human has EVER made in a submarine. Apart from finding four new species, he found a plastic bag and candy wrappers in the deepest place in the ocean.
Alongside deep sea creatures, this record-breaking dive also found a plastic bag and sweet wrappers in the deepest point in our ocean. This is not OK. #PassOnPlastic #FightForYourWorld https://t.co/1C0kaHRnls— WWF UK (@wwf_uk) May 14, 2019
So, while 95% of the ocean remains unexplored, our trash has managed to reach there. This only goes to highlight the far-reaching impact of plastic pollution.
The high amounts of plastic bags are thrown all over the world into the oceans which is not only choking the aquatic life but also is now reaching a level that is shaking the ecosystem.
A disappointed Vescovo added that,
It was very disappointing to see obvious human contamination of the deepest point in the ocean. It’s not a big garbage collection pool, even though it’s treated as such.
At this terrible rate of plastic being dumped in the oceans, the environmental crisis is the last thing that must be ignored right now.