The problem of marine pollution is now more than tangible. Just take a walk on our beautiful winter beaches, when there is not much interest in keeping them clean given the low influx of bathers, to see with your own eyes what the waves and tides bring to the shore; waste of all kinds, of which one wonders how they could have ended up at sea.
The awareness of the pollution of the places we live in, such as the seas where we go on holiday every year, is never too much; so here are two photos taken by the professional diver Guido Villani which symbolically show us the state of our seas.
The first of these photos shows a jellyfish, more specifically one Pelagia noctiluca, deal with a pack of cigarettes thrown into the sea of the Garbaldi pier of Bacoli, in the Gulf of Naples.
The usual bad things we never want to see but unfortunately we see on a daily basis. “Disposable” Pelagia noctiluca. Bacoli (NA)
Published by Guido Villani on Sunday 19 January 2020
It is not a rarity to see sea animals interact with sea waste, according to Villani himself in an interview: ” In my reports in the sea that bathes the coast of Naples I often meet animal species that interact with glasses, plastic bags, ghost nets and waste of all kinds. Just enough to suggest that we reverse a dangerous trend“.
Our seas are not in good health at all, and we can easily realize it: returning to bring respect towards Nature, and specifically towards the sea, is not only a matter of conservation of flora and fauna, but of respect for oneself , for the human race.