Amphilima distinctae , once a coathanger, was collected from Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland.
Maprola stipicros, Inch Beach, Cove of Cork, Ireland, was once an assortment of bottle parts.
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.
Plasterinellic, created from a plastic action man figurine, was collected from Dunkettle Interchange, Cove of Cork, Ireland.
A terrible beauty?
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
"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.
The inside cover shows the title page for the book.
An inside page, showing a specimen.
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