Life Below Water

Teen Builds Ocean Sculpture From Collected Plastic

Image © National Marine Aquarium (Instagram)

Devon teenager Hatty Rousseau built a 12-foot whale tail out of plastic bottles that she collected over a five-week period.

The sculpture has been displayed on campus by Exeter University and The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, and Hatty hopes to raise awareness about single use plastic waste.

If plastic pollution entering our oceans is not better managed, by 2050 our oceans will contain more plastic than fish in weight comparison. It is also estimated that 50% of wild sea turtles have ingested plastic, mistaking bags and other items for jellyfish or plankton.

Look out for Hatty’s next project!



Posted by Claire Edwards 25 March 2020

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