Last summer, a team of volunteer scuba divers descended upon the picturesque National Trust owned Lansallos Beach, near Looe in Cornwall UK for a challenging conservation event: a "Dive Against Debris" or in other words an underwater cleanup survey.
A marine scientist has urged people to "think twice about litter" after a basking shark was filmed in Manx waters with plastic around its nose.
The sighting comes just two weeks after a grey seal was pictured with plastic around its throat near Kitterland.
Jackie Hall, of Manx Basking Shark Watch (MBSW), said: "The images are terrifying."
The basking shark was filmed by a kayaker off the coast of Peel, who described it as "extremely upsetting".
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