Leagues Under The Sea

photo by Joel Filipe via Unsplash

The jellyfish swim deep underwater without fear of the turtle in the sea.

The sick humans dump their plastics to sink underwater without fear of destiny.

The poor sea turtle, clearly confused in murky underwater between venom and delicacy.

This is a response to Sonya’s challenge, 3 Line Tales, where we write 3 lines about the picture above.

Inspired by a poster I saw online (this is an alternative link since I can’t remember the original source) which stated that to a hungry sea turtle, plastic and jellyfish are not easily indistinguishable leading to those animals consuming plastic.

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12 thoughts on “Leagues Under The Sea”

  1. Oh no! I went to an exhibit last year regarding the dangers of human waste on sea populations — specifically of the plastic bags appearing to be jellyfish, luring in unsuspecting predators who fall victim to the jelly-like trash. In many communities in and around Seattle, as well as up and down the USA West Coast, plastic bags are either banned or must be purchased to encourage people to bring their own bags and not allow their trash to kill wildlife. Wonderful words as always 🙂

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      1. It’s so true — and many in the environmental community believe people {Americans} to be lazy and apathetic, but as we refocus priorities to educate rather than humiliate individuals, I believe people in general want to: do the right thing; protect the longevity of their environment; reduce their own impacts where they can. It’s a process that takes time, patience, and compromise – slowly moving towards a more sustainable future. Thank you for sharing your thought-provoking piece.

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