2 days ago
I always knew that grabbing starfish or taking these animals outside the water would be incredibly harmful to them... But did you know that this activity would be equivalent to filling your lungs with water for a few minutes, just so someone can take a funny picture with you? However, no worries, every 5 minutes we empty your lungs for a few seconds so you do not die and then we refill them for the next photo session!
Craaazy right? Nobody would dare to do it! This pain is very similar to what a starfish goes through when you touch it or take it out of the water, even if you just take it out for a few seconds and then put it back in the water right away.
Those photos that tourists take with starfish promote wrong behavior, if you see someone trying to touch or grab a starfish, let them know what are the consequences of doing so, because not everyone is aware of what could happen.
The handsome guy in the picture wasn’t aware of this problem, so as soon as I saw that he was going to touch the starfish, I told him about these issues and he stopped right away and let the starfish live in peace :) #starfish #nature #wildlife #rajaampat #indonesia #freediving #diving #protectouroceans #naturelovers #marinelife #sea #travel #seawonders #green #dive #greeneyes #naturephotography #naturelovers #snorkeling #snorkelaroundtheworld #underthesea #underwaterphotography #underwater at RAJA AMPAT - The Last Paradise