Sound ominous doesn’t it? Kind of like a sci-fi horror movie from the late ’80s. Fishing nets that have been discarded in the ocean, floating aimlessly, trapping mammals and plants, are definitely horrifying but not science fiction. It is estimated that 10% of marine debris are made up of ghost nets. Birds, fish, crabs, turtles, dolphins and thousands of marine mammals get caught in this deadly, silent floating debris. Organizations worldwide are desperate to clean up the oceans of these traveling, deadly traps and some are making beautiful art in the process.
Lindsay, our founder and lead activist, is currently in Singapore and discovered a very cool use of ghost nets: fine art! Check out the Redot Art Gallery in Singapore for work being featured by Ghost Nets Australia!