These Stunning Pics Show How Britain’s Waters Have Turned Crystal Clear Due to a Lack of Pollution

The coronavirus is still ravaging the globe and people are locking themselves up at home to avoid getting infected and the world seems to be just fine without us. We’ve seen the news from all over the world about animals coming into cities and claiming them for themselves as people empty from the streets, water in Venice went crystal clear and some of the wildlife is back to its canals, and many more examples of nature thriving. But this time, we got some good news from the Brits, it seems the lockdown has done some good to their coastline near Portsmouth.

Incredible photographs captured by Mike Woods with a drone over Portsmouth show the sea now looking almost tropical, which may be due to a reduction in pollution. Most people would never expect tropical-looking pictures of the seaside to be coming from the Brits, they did manage to surprise us this time. He also was amazed to see usually murky waters azure blue and crystal clear.

He said: “There has been a lot of talk about the color of the water in the area recently and I think the perception is, nature is thriving. It’s beautiful to see it and it looks like you are in a different country down there, it really does. It’s phenomenal. We’ve never, ever seen the water look this clear before, it’s lovely.

 

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Solent News/Solent Sky

Solent News/Solent Sky

Solent News/Solent Sky

Solent News/Solent Sky

Solent News/Solent Sky

These Google Earth images show how the British coastline looked before the lockdown:

Google Earth

Google Earth

Here’s how people responded to the photos

Sea Turtles Get Rescued From Unnecessary Suffering

As you may know, barnacles are some sort of crustacean that usually fix themselves to rigid surfaces as rocks or even ships. Yet, sometimes they can attach to the sea turtles shell. Although one single barnacle doesn’t particularly cause any sort of damage, if the barnacles number found on a turtle’s shell is too high, that could turn into real struggles for the hopeless marine creature. Swimming difficulties, infections and even poor eyesight can be the result of these sticky crustacean.

And today we will focus on a random act of kindness, where a heroic guy from Sri Lanka, decides to help some poor sea turtles to dispose of a burden that could eventually cost their lives. The helpful man, called Chika Boy is great fond of wildlife and always willing to step up for the hopeless animals. This time, he removes the barnacles from the turtle’s shell!

So, in his latest YouTube video, Chika Boy shows us the easiest way to help a sea turtle to get rid of those unpleasant guests. You can see how many barnacles attached themselves to this tiny sea turtle. Fortunately, this nice guy removes them all using a special tool. Then, with its shell clean, Chika Boy releases the turtle back in the ocean.

Scroll down and find more of his videos on YouTube.

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