Egypt – Pollution – Plastic bag along a coral reef

01 Aug 2007, SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt — Fish swim near a plastic bag along a coral reef off the coast of the Red Sea resort town of Naama Bay. Egypt’s Red Sea coast is a popular vacation destination and water sports such as snorkling and diving burden the delicate underwater environment. Debris such as plastic bags which take 10 to 20 years to degrade and the heavy commercial traffic are contributing to the degradation of the underwater environment of what is considered one of the most diverse underwater tropical paradises. — Image by © Mike Nelson /epa/Corbis

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