The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza lies in waters off Manila Bay on July 23, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Water sampling conducted by scientists from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) along with Greenpeace has found high traces of domestic sewage, toxic industrial waste, leachate from garbage dumps, and runoff from chemical agriculture, which converge into what Greenpeace describe as a 'hideous cocktail' reducing Manila Bay into one giant waste dump. Overfishing is also prevalent in the bay with commercial fish cages and small fishers competing for dwindling fish and marine resources that scientists claim already contain high levels of heavy metals and toxic substances. (Getty Images)
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