18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Puffer fish and the plastic cup

A playful black-blotched porcupinefish was playing around an old floating plastic cup nearby the reefs of Nam Du island, located off the south coast of Kien Giang province, Vietnam. This could be an interesting image of cute puffer fish at first sight, but this image also raise awareness and a warning bell about how plastic waste could last and travel across the ocean,then affect to other marine lives and our ocean environment.

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Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Vietnam
Copyright: © Thien Nguyen Ngoc