During a scientific inspection in Loch Ness, Scotland a monstrous number of golf balls were discovered. Images of the discovery were taken by the Outland 1000 ROV. Scientists estimate upwards of 100,000 errant golf balls have found their way to the lake bottom.
The Danish Golf Union has reported that golf balls might take up to a thousand years to decompose in the wild, and as the balls break down, they’ll be releasing toxins and heavy metals into the environment. Zinc is especially dangerous because it attaches to sediments poisoning surrounding plants and animals.
David Roston, a professional golf-ball retrieving diver, doubts that most the the balls at the bottom of Loch Ness will ever be recovered. "I’ve dived in various lakes and found 10 to 15 thousand golf balls at a time, it’s incredible—but we’ve never attempted to clear a loch!"
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