Seal stranded by a sea of plastic

A shocking new video shows a seal stranded in a rock pool and struggling to swim - because it is surrounded by plastic.

The upsetting footage shot in the UK shows a baby seal being bombarded with plastic bottles and trash as waves crash against him.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, who released the video, say they have treated five pups which were tangled in plastic so far this year, and rehabilitated a total of 79 baby seals.

The charity also released pictures of a grey seal pup found on another Cornish beach with netting wrapped around his neck.

Staff said his injuries seemed superficial when he first arrived, but after a week of recovering at the sanctuary, a large wound began to reveal itself and open up around his neck.