A benign scene at a sushi restaurant quickly descends into an indictment of marine plastic pollution in this excellent short by Canada-based animator PoChien-Chen, inspired by a visit to a small Taiwanese island two years ago, of which he sez:
It was the closest I’d lived to the sea, being only a 10 minute drive away. Everyone can enjoy the beach with its white sand and turquoise ocean. At the time, I went snorkeling almost every week. Seeing such alluring tropical fish and coral reefs sill lingers in my mind. However, I also cannot forget the scenes of tons of human waste lying around the shore as if it were a part of nature.
Here’s how he did it.
At Whitestown Stream near Tallaght, Dublin.
Save the Poddle’s Wildlife Sanctuary tweeted:
“You won’t find this in a Bord Fáilte advertisement. This is the Whitestown Stream, near Tallaght at the minute. It’s in South Dublin County Council where a lone volunteer struggles to remove the dumped items to help rescue the river.
Ireland’s rivers die under the weight of such neglect.”
Inland Fisheries Ireland is working with the Fish Health Unit in the Marine Institute to sample live salmon in affected rivers to determine the cause of the skin disease.
Until the cause of the disease has been determined and the risk of spreading the disease established, affected salmon should not be removed from the water.
Any anglers who capture salmon with these symptoms are advised to follow normal biosecurity procedures and disinfect tackle, waders and equipment.
Dublin Running Snob tweetz:
Portobello pollution. I presume they mean artists shouldn’t be such aerosols in an ironic way.