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Kerala gets world's first marine cemetery

Updated : December 12, 2019 10:12:04 IST

Seen a cemetery for fishes? Well, Kerala has opened the world’s first marine cemetery to raise awareness on the effects of single-use plastic, pollution and overfishing.

The gravestone is located at the Beypore beach, Kozhikode District. It is made of iron frames filled with more than 200 single-use plastic bottles. The tomb also carries photographs of endangered marine species.

The cemetery was inaugurated on December 4 and built by Jellyfish Watersports, Clean Beach Mission, Kozhikode's District Administration and Beypore Port department.
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