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In Photos: Litter Transforms Into Sea Creatures in Stunning Shots

Hangin' out

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Amphilima distinctae , once a coathanger, was collected from Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland. (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

Amphilima distinctae , once a coathanger, was collected from Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland.

Bottles

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Maprola stipicros, Inch Beach, Cove of Cork, Ireland, was once an assortment of bottle parts. (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

Maprola stipicros, Inch Beach, Cove of Cork, Ireland, was once an assortment of bottle parts.

Book cover

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Saplitta setosica , Fota Island, Cove fo Cork, Ireland, was formed from a book with a plastic cover called 'An Evil Cradling' by Brian Keenan, with fake signature (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

Saplitta setosica, Fota Island, Cove fo Cork, Ireland, was formed from a book with a plastic cover called "An Evil Cradling" by Brian Keenan, with fake signature.

Action figure

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Plasterinellic, created from a plastic action man figurine, was collected from Dunkettle Interchange, Cove of Cork, Ireland. (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

Plasterinellic, created from a plastic action man figurine, was collected from Dunkettle Interchange, Cove of Cork, Ireland.

A terrible beauty?

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Rhizopolenia robustica, from Fota Island, Cove of Cork, Ireland, was originally a book with a plastic cover entitled "Ireland A Terrible Beauty." (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

Rhizopolenia robustica, from Fota Island, Cove of Cork, Ireland, was originally a book with a plastic cover entitled "Ireland A Terrible Beauty."

Creature and pollution

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'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals' book dummy. This project was presented as a science book from the 1800s, which juxtaposes the modern reality that marine organisms now incorporate microplastics, beads and fiber, as well as their original state in earlier times, when the creatures were free from this pollution. (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

"Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals" book dummy. This project was presented as a science book from the 1800s, which juxtaposes the modern reality that marine organisms now incorporate microplastics, beads and fiber, as well as their original state in earlier times, when the creatures were free from this pollution.

1880s book

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The inside cover shows the title page for the book. (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

The inside cover shows the title page for the book.

Sea specimen

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An inside page, showing a specimen. (Image credit: © Mandy Barker)

An inside page, showing a specimen.