Beauty and destruction of the ocean
A: ”But in this very rare case, isn’t the can actually helping? It provides a safe living space for small creatures like this little guy, similar to when we intentionally sink retired ships to create artificial reefs.”
B: “This is a common misconception. Often times rubbish such as this provides a temporary home for smaller fish species, and even an anchor point for small corals and so forth. The issue is that this rubbish is not substantial. That is to say that it won’t be long before this rubbish is tossed about due to possible strong surge, current, or otherwise and it will kill the species of life that had attached themselves to it as a new home.”

Beauty and destruction of the ocean

A: ”But in this very rare case, isn’t the can actually helping? It provides a safe living space for small creatures like this little guy, similar to when we intentionally sink retired ships to create artificial reefs.

B: “This is a common misconception. Often times rubbish such as this provides a temporary home for smaller fish species, and even an anchor point for small corals and so forth. The issue is that this rubbish is not substantial. That is to say that it won’t be long before this rubbish is tossed about due to possible strong surge, current, or otherwise and it will kill the species of life that had attached themselves to it as a new home.

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