The fish that survived during the era of the dinosaurs is currently threatened with extinction
Coelacanths that lived in the era of dinosaurs were considered "extinct" until they were rediscovered in the 1930s, but today they seem very close to real extinction and the cause of human behavior.
The "Daily Mail" newspaper published a picture of a coelacanth fish dead due to plastic debris sweeping the oceans, including a bag of potato chips that it swallowed and wrapped around its intestines, and said that the fish is threatened with extinction due to "plastic pollution" in the water.
This type of fish is considered a fish fossil, as it lived in the "Stone Age" at the time of the dinosaurs, and survived extinction.
The rare fish was found dead near the coast of Indonesia by environmental conservation authorities, before its photo was published and stirred the public opinion of environmental activists.
"There is no better example of the problem of plastic pollution," said the founder of the "Blue Planet" organization for the preservation of sea creatures.
In 1938, coelacanths were found alive near South Africa, and the world considered that the fish had been "revived from extinction."
Inside the intestine of the huge fish, which could weigh more than 90 kg, was found a bag of "Lay's" potato chips, the Pepsi-owned company.
The American beverage company, in turn, commented on the image with the word "sad," and said it intends to use 100 percent recyclable bags by 2025.