Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Person found drowned in driftnet

This morning a little bird told this monkey that while out on the shore, a group of police and ambulance was spotted along certain shores. It was quite a commotion as a person was found drowned in a drift net by a diver during an expedition to document harm caused by the 35-mile-long nets used to catch fish.

The drift net victim was found entangled along with other animals such as horseshoe crabs, dolphins and also a water monitor lizard. Drift nets more than 1.5 miles long were banned by the UN in international waters in the early 1990s and drift nets of any length in 2002 because of global concerns about the bycatch of dolphins, turtles and sharks. According to conservation groups, at least 12,000 turtles were killed from November 2007 till date by drift nets.

Apparently after autopsy, it was found that the victim has also ingested large amount of plastic. Plastic items including toothbrushes, children's toys, bottle caps, cigarette lighters, pipes, fishing line, and gloves were found in the stomach of the drowned victim.



Happy April Fool

4 comments:

ria said...

How tragic. Driftnets are indeed lethal.

Perhaps now, there will be a public outcry to stop the problem of abandoned driftnets?

juanicths said...

If this doesn't get the message across on the evilness of driftnets, nothing will...

Kevin said...

The drowned victim still remains visibly attractive, thanks to her diet of plastics.

peizee said...

shocking stuff! great way to get pple reading on the driftnet issue. certainly got my attention.. haha. cheers!