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It’s no secret that plastic is one of the biggest pollutants in the world right now. The scientific community has been trying to get humanity to change its course, but creative artists such as Nehal Khan are also doing their part to bring awareness about.

Khan created a series of drawings about scuba divers that tackles plastic pollution in a whole new way, so check it out!

15. Misfit in a Bottle

As you can see, a lovely mermaid is

14. Tiny Scuba Diver and Mermaid

Together they tackle the mess humans have left behind.

13. Swimming in This Dreamy Ocean

The ocean’s heroes deserve a break!

12. Trapped in Plastic

A sobering and beautiful look at this environmental problem.

11. Save the Turtle

Cigarette butts and other common types of trash affect the health of sea creatures.

10. Plastic Dragon Monster

Like a hydra. You get rid of one piece of plastic, and others continue to populate the ocean.

9. Plastic Snowglobe, SOS

Environmental pollution is also having effects on the North and South Poles.

8. Hard to Breathe

This simple pattern drawing shows how it must feel for sea creatures to breathe in polluted water.

7. Mermaid in Distress

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#inktober – Day 8 : FRAIL We aint weak but the devastation is on peak…. Tiny steps were to prevent but its time to cure….. Garbage and Plastic has only been around for 60-70 years and almost all of it still exists in some form today. Our Oceans are filled with plastic and the effects on marine life are devastating. A recently published study estimates there are between 15-51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans. Not one square mile of surface anywhere on earth is free of plastic pollution. Traces of microplastics have been found from the deepest ocean floor bed to the highest mountain peak. We as humans, do not fully understand – nor are capable of accurately predicting – the extent to which plastic pollution will affect marine life in the long term. What we do know for certain is that we only have a few years to reverse the damage we have done before it’s too late. Lets not be more late that at the end we are not left even with a cure…. #inktoberart #inktoberprompts #inktoberwithxppen #savetheearth #savetheoceans #mermaid #fishing #artoninstagram #art #artist #artfido #artistsoninstagram #pen #penandink #ink #illustration #blackandwhite #nehalkhan

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6. Stuck in Plastic

Many small animals get stuck in plastic bags, soda six-pack rings, and other items.

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#inktober – day 9 : SWING Plastics pollution has a direct and deadly effect on wildlife. Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine tomammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it. Endangered wildlife like Hawaiian monk seals and Pacific loggerhead sea turtles are among nearly 700 species that eat and get caught in plastic litter. It's time to get at the root of this ocean crisis. The Center has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to begin regulating plastics as a pollutant and is working to stop plastic pollution at the source, before it ever has a chance to reach the ocean. #inktoberart #inktoberwithxppen #inktober2019 #inktoberprompts #ink #inkart #inkdrawing #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #mermaid #scubadiver #underwater #artoninstagram #art #artist #artfido #artwork #artistsoninstagram #savetheearth #savetheoceans #saveourseas #saveourplanet #saynotoplastic #sanfrancisco #penandink #thenehalkhan #followforfollowback #nehalkhan

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5. Enchanted Underwater Scene

With a cute jellyfish, to boot!

4. Possible Future Extinction

Many sea animals are in danger of extinction due to overfishing and other human-made problems.

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Inktober – Day 6 : HUSKY I entered the #heaven and there were no fairies I passed all #memories but without any diaries No page said any address for the lost ones Just a saviour in the town for the rest ones . . Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? That is a name coined to describe the vast amounts of plastic bits and other marine debris floating in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, one of five major ocean gyres in the world. Sadly, all the gyres seem to have their garbage patch. Plastic stays around for hundreds of years can be a hazard to wildlife and leaches toxins into the environment. Stop using so much plastic. Buy things with less packaging, don't use disposable items and use reusable bags instead of plastic ones wherever possible. Eventually we have preventions to help but we dont know the exact implementation. Its time to implement the ways instead of thinking for more. Credit @99gunjan #inktoberart #inktober2019 #inktoberday6 #inktober #inktoberprompts #insta #insta #instaartist #inktoberwithxppen #inktoberchallenge #artoninstagram #art #artist #artfido #fish #savetheearth #savetheoceans #garbage #saynotoplastic #mermaid #scubadiver #drawing #instapic #viral #latest #artist #saveourplanet #nehalkhan

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3. Trapped in a Plastic Iceberg

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Inktober – day 4: FREEZE M dying and he is crying But all you are doing is spying …….. You are claming and blaming But only he is aiming…… According to the United Nations, at least 800 species worldwide are affected by marine debris, and as much as 80 percent of that litter is plastic. The need of hour is to stop disposing plastic in water bodies to protect aquatic species because we shouldnt forget this ecosystem is very much dependent on each specie and we are just a part of it. Credit : @99gunjan @inktober @xppen_india #inktober2019 #inktoberart #inktober2019 #inkart #art #artoninstagram #inktoberprompts #savetheoceans #saynotoplastic #inkdrawing #inktoberart #sketch #illustration #mermaid #ocean #glacier #scubadiver #lifesaver #followforfollowback #inktoberwithxppen #nehalkhan

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3. Fishing for Rubbish

2. Rising Sea Levels

It’s evident that things need to change.

1. Tower of Plastic

Yes, those are Legos!

Environmental pollution is a major global problem, but Nehal Khan used his creativity to shed light on the issue and how we can help solve it.

Now, what do you think can be done to reduce plastic pollution? Maybe your comment can help bring about a large-scale solution!


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