Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

The ocean

Tropical rivers and lakes

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The Pond

Under construction

The wide creek

Danish lake

Danish stream

Danish forest lake

Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

Hideouts of the seabed

Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

An ocean of plastic

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Wolf-eel

Wolf-eel

Thornback ray

Thornback ray

Canary rockfish

Canary rockfish

Kelp greenling

Kelp greenling

Masked greenling

Masked greenling

Masked greenling

Masked greenling

Padded sculpin

Padded sculpin

Copper rockfish

Copper rockfish

Quillback rockfish

Quillback rockfish

Cabezon

Cabezon

Plastic

Plastic

Facts

LatinPlasticus aquarius
Size100 cm
Food-
Habitat-
LocationThere is plastic in all of the world's oceans. Plastic has even been found in the remotest regions around Antarctica and at the bottom of the deep sea, where very few people have ever been.
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Around one million plastic bottles are sold every minute. Many of them are only used once and then thrown away, possibly ending up in the sea.

Lifetime

It takes around 450 years for a plastic bottle that ends up in the sea to break down and disappear completely. This is over 5 times as long as a Dane's average life expectancy.


The coast of the Pacific