Australian surfers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski have come up with an awesome solution to clean up the seas and reduce ocean pollution.
Dubbed as the Seabin invention, the unique ocean-cleaning technology works like the filtration system in a fish tank but has the capacity to clean up the entire ocean. The device can be installed at any floating dock and is connected to a water pump that sucks any floating trash inside a detachable mesh bag.
Aside from collecting trash, Seabin eliminates oil and detergent from the seawater and returns it back to the ocean pollution-free via the other side of the pump.
Speaking to Australian news show 9 NEWS, Seabin spokesperson Richard Talmage said: “It essentially works as a similar concept to a skimmer box from your pool filter. But it’s designed on a scale to work and essentially attract all that rubbish within a location within a marine harbour.”
Here’s the story of the Seabin project:
Based on its Indiegogo page, the device can operate 24/7 and has never caught marine creatures in its four years of trial.
The Seabin, which aims to offer an alternative to traditional and more expensive harbor-cleaning methods, needs crowdfunding in order to be produced on a larger scale.
Watch the video below.
Learn more about the Seabin project by visiting their crowdfunding page.
The Effect of Ocean Pollution on Marine Mammals
According to bluevoice.org, marine mammals suffer from a wide range of illnesses including cancer, liver disease, digestive and nervous system problems, endocrine system damage, growth and development issues, reproductive malformations as well as contaminant-induced immunosuppression due to ocean pollution.
In the recent years, scientists have found higher levels of man-made chemicals in marine mammal bodies correlated with mass die-offs, strange strandings and population declines.