Seahorses are one of Mother Nature's most fascinating and mysterious creatures and their skeltons can sometimes be found washed up on Peregian Beach.
Even when it's life is over this seahorse's chameleon-like ability to camouflage with the natural debri on the beach is notable.
The plastic crab on the other hand, once disguarded becomes toxic waste with no use in the ecosystem.
The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Surfrider Foundation had a stall at the Peregian Beach markets this week to invite locals & visitors to join the 'Rise above Plastics Pledge'
'Plastics do not biodegrade, but instead break down into small particles that persist in the ocean, absorb toxins, and enter our food chain through fish, sea birds and other marine life.'
Peregian Beach Traders started a movement to encourage patrons to reduce their use of plastic bags back in 2006.