Plastic Hermit Crab Homes in the Ocean

26 January 2024

This was an horrific story in the news today - apparently some 386 photographs show hermit crabs made out of artificial shells made of plastic from the ocean. Some 84.5 % of them were made from bottle caps. Terrible to see so much single use plastic littering the sea and shoreline.

Prof Szulkin has told the BBC Inside Science programme ' When I first saw these pictures I felt it was heart breaking. At the same time, I think we really need to understand the fact that we are living in a different era and animals are making use of what is available to them'

It makes me so sad to hear this and makes me even more determined to focus on Re-Wrap-It and help cut down single use plastic.


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