Do you know how much garbage is floating around in our oceans? The pollution of the world’s oceans has become a major environmental issue, with the amount of garbage and waste floating in the ocean growing at an alarming rate. Apparently everything from plastics to fishing nets, and basically anything that doesn’t degrade floats endlessly. Some scientists have even named the phenomenon trash vortexes.
A giant manta ray was caught in a tangled fishing line and approached two divers in what appeared to be a cry for help. Typically, giant manta rays avoid humans but they knew it was in trouble and needed help. Thankfully, Thomaz Monteiro, Flavia Passaglia, and Brian Thompson, who was diving off the coast of Costa Rica, knew they needed to act fast so they quickly cut the line and untangled the manta ray.
Watch this tangled giant Manta Ray asking for a diver’s help…
Apparently, the manta ray swam around the divers for nearly 30 minutes afterward. It’s almost like it was its way to express its personal gratitude. The manta ray’s reaction was a beautiful reminder of the deep connection between humans and nature. It’s amazing how small acts of kindness can make a big difference. The divers have since seen the same manta ray on another dive and although it had small scars from the rope, it looked healthy and lived happily ever after in the ocean!
The issue of ocean pollution is a pressing one. It is crucial that we take steps to reduce our impact on the ocean’s ecosystem. From reducing our use of single-use plastics to properly disposing of waste, everyone can contribute to keeping our oceans clean and healthy. Stories like this remind us of the beauty and wonder of the natural world and why it is worth protecting.
H/t: The Dodo
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