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Huge fish statues made from discarded plastic bottles

By Shane Graber - Posted Jun 25, 2012 11:00 AM
In honor of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, three massive fish statues were made on the Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These fish sculptures were made from discarded plastic bottles and lit from inside with spectacularly colored lights.
Huge fish statues made from discarded plastic bottles

Photo by Ascom Riotur / Flickr.

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil recently to "reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet" and in honor of this event, these massive fish sculptures were erected on the Botafogo Beach. These sculptures were built using tens of thousands of discarded water bottles attached to massive internally lit fish sculptures. These water bottles give the appearance of fish scales when seen from a distance and they look particularly beautiful at night, which is shown below:






For the complete photo set, head over to flickr and check out the rest.

If you enjoy this kind of art, see how others are educating the public about how marine trash is affecting our world's oceans at the The Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life and Art project.

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.


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