This is how a creature can end up trapped in fishing equipment discarded on the seabed

Video footage shot by a diver shows the danger to marine creatures from waste discarded by humans, in this case fishing equipment.

Raniero Borg, who is known for his activities in cleaning up the sea, filmed a fishing trap dumped on the sea bottom, with a big octopus trapped inside it.

The trap door was bound with twine, with no way out for the octopus because the opening at the other end was too small. When Raniero opened the trap door, the octopus swam out and made off.

Raniero posted on social media that it was possible the octopus had entered through the opening and could not go out again, or else it could have entered when it was smaller and grew in size inside the trap.

It is probable that if the octopus had not been found and set free, it would have ended up dying of hunger and disintegrating inside the cage, all “because of human error.”