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The Story of Bob

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Bob was brought to @2oceansaquarium having issues with his buoyancy, two huge wounds on his plastron and most alarmingly, he refused to eat. He had to be tube fed daily, went for CT scans and X-rays and still with no diagnosis.

Eventually, he pooped out a variety of non- food items, including black plastic bags, single-use shopping bags, balloons and ribbons. Being unable to digest or pass waste, it lead to a meningitis infection in his brain, further causing blindness in both eyes.

Bob has regained much of his vision and the team at the Two Oceans Aquarium are working through some of his neurological issues, in the hope that he may be released back into the ocean.

💥Bob’s story is a reminder that plastic pollution threatens ALL marine life! Seals, sharks, fish, whales, turtles, dolphins, birds, may either get entangled and drown, or choke, swallow or starve, as they are unable to digest the plastic.

💥 Do your bit and Re-think plastic!!

REFUSE by saying NO to single-use plastic straws, shopping bags, bottles- there are REUSABLE alternatives!!!

RECYCLE- Plastic, tins, glass, paper!

📸: @pietervanwyk


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