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Urca Beach is a small beach in Rio de Janeiro located in the entrance of Guanabara Bay. These waters are unfit for swimming because of the increasing pollution that reaches the bay from different sources everyday. Once home to many marine species like dolphins and whales, Guanabara Bay is only known for its pollution, nowadays. But there are some animals that still survive in this environment, and thanks to one man they're thriving.

Ed Bastos dives in Urca Beach for 33 years, and developed a methodology called OPA (One Person Army). Using OPA method, he removes marine debris from the water, rescues animals associated to them, reintroduce these animals back into their habitat, and educate people about the effects of trash in the seas and proper waste disposal.

 
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