In this photo taken July 26, 2018, a giant jellyfish sculpture is viewed from below at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. The sculpture, made from fishing buoys and cut-up water bottles that washed up on the Pacific Coast, is among six placed around the aquarium. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)

Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean's plastic trash

July 31, 2018 - 12:39 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Huge sculptures of sea life are on display at New Orleans' aquarium and zoo , all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore on the Pacific Coast.

Angela Haseltine Pozzi created Washed Ashore : Art to Save the Sea after seeing plastic heaped by the waves onto the coast in Bandon, Oregon, where she lives.

She wants the scale of her creations to make people realize just how much plastic gets into the ocean — and to do something about it.

The six sculptures at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas include a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys, "musical seaweed" incorporating plastic from pallets and chairs, and a walk-through whale ribcage made with bucket lids, bottles, buoys, and bait traps.

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