A few days ago a tourist was waiting for his boat in the harbor of Gili Air. He was carrying a seastar with him.
One of our customers saw it it and asked the person what he was doing. The person wanted to take the seasstar back to Belgium, as a souvenir. After a long talk about not taking things out of the oceans, the person gave the seastar to Pablo. The seastar was at that moment more than 22 hours outof the water.
Pablo put the seastar in a bucket of seawater to see if it was still alive. A Yes it was, Pablo has released the seastar in front of Oceans 5 dive resort. Hopefully it will be there for a long time.
Please dont take everything out of the oceans as souvenir. Most of the things will be used by animals, or are living creatures.