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When a beer bottle or metal can is tossed into the sea the world sadly becomes a more polluted place. Some animals, however, sense an opportunity. Check out this gallery of photos showing octopus and fish taking up residence in discarded containers, crabs using woven nets as camouflage and, in the case of a hermit crab, a portable home fashioned from a plastic cup.
Veined Octopus (Octopus marginatus) in broken beer glass, with empty shell, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80057447 Veined Octopus (Octopus marginatus) in broken beer glass, with empty shell, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia© Colin Marshall/ FLPA
Octopus (Octopus sp) female in a jar with her eggs, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea  -  Chris Newbert
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00972826 Octopus (Octopus sp) female in a jar with her eggs, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea© Chris Newbert
Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) adult pair, standing on barnacle encrusted tyre in water, Stanley Harbour, East Falklands, december  -  Krystyna Szulecka/ FLPA
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80063209 Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) adult pair, standing on barnacle encrusted tyre in water, Stanley Harbour, East Falklands, december© Krystyna Szulecka / FLPA
Louisiana Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) introduced species, adult, sheltering in rusty can in polluted waters, Italy  -  Fabio Pupin/ FLPA
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80086000 Louisiana Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) introduced species, adult, sheltering in rusty can in polluted waters, Italy© Fabio Pupin/ FLPA
Poison Ocellate Octopus (Octopus mototi) adult, on plastic sheet, Lembeh Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80093389 Poison Ocellate Octopus (Octopus mototi) adult, on plastic sheet, Lembeh Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia© Colin Marshall / FLPA
Veined Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) juvenile, clinging to glass bottle, Manado, Northeast Sulawesi, Indonesia  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80146116 Veined Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) juvenile, clinging to glass bottle, Manado, Northeast Sulawesi, Indonesia© Colin Marshall / FLPA
Shorthead Sabretooth Blenny (Petroscirtes breviceps) adult, sheltering in bottle, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia, January  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80175083 Shorthead Sabretooth Blenny (Petroscirtes breviceps) adult, sheltering in bottle, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia, January© Colin Marshall / FLPA
White-faced Plover (Charadrius dealbatus) three eggs in nest, amongst debris on beach, Hong Kong, China, May  -  Martin Hale/ FLPA
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80178138 White-faced Plover (Charadrius dealbatus) three eggs in nest, amongst debris on beach, Hong Kong, China, May© Martin Hale / FLPA
Veined Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) adult, sheltering in bottle, catching hermit crab on black sand, Hei Nus, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, December  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80180197 Veined Octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) adult, sheltering in bottle, catching hermit crab on black sand, Hei Nus, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, December© Colin Marshall / FLPA
Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) male decorating bower as part of courtship display, Queensland, Australia
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00576146 Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) male decorating bower as part of courtship display, Queensland, Australia© Graeme Guy/ BIA
Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) shares habitat with seaborne trash from shipping trade, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Tui De Roy
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00140348 Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) shares habitat with seaborne trash from shipping trade, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Tui De Roy
Octopus (Octopus sp) female living in a jar with her eggs, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea  -  Chris Newbert
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00972622 Octopus (Octopus sp) female living in a jar with her eggs, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea© Chris Newbert
Octopus (Octopus sp) eggs in jar, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea  -  Chris Newbert
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00972828 Octopus (Octopus sp) eggs in jar, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea© Chris Newbert
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult pair, breeding plumage, collecting nesting material using discarded rubbish floating on surface of water, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, April  -  Gianpiero Ferrari/ FLPA
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80178283 Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult pair, breeding plumage, collecting nesting material using discarded rubbish floating on surface of water, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, April© Gianpiero Ferrari / FLPA
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult, breeding plumage, building nest using discarded rubbish floating on surface of water, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, April  -  Gianpiero Ferrari/ FLPA
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80178285 Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult, breeding plumage, building nest using discarded rubbish floating on surface of water, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, April© Gianpiero Ferrari / FLPA
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) group nesting on marine debris and derelict nets in colony, Norway
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00557461 Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) group nesting on marine debris and derelict nets in colony, Norway© Bert Ooms/ NIS
Brown Gardener (Amblyornis inornatus) bower decorated with trash, berries and fungi gift to attract a female mate, Arfak Mountains, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia  -  Ingo Arndt
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00522582 Brown Gardener (Amblyornis inornatus) bower decorated with trash, berries and fungi gift to attract a female mate, Arfak Mountains, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia© Ingo Arndt
Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) chick at nest with bones and plastic, Midway Atoll, Hawaiian Leeward Islands, Hawaii
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00575279 Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) chick at nest with bones and plastic, Midway Atoll, Hawaiian Leeward Islands, Hawaii© Jaymi Heimbuch
Veined Octopus (Octopus marginatus) adult, sheltering in discarded sardine can, Lembeh Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80093388 Veined Octopus (Octopus marginatus) adult, sheltering in discarded sardine can, Lembeh Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia© Colin Marshall / FLPA
Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) male carrying plastic in bower, Townsville, Queensland, Australia  -  Konrad Wothe
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00451270 Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) male carrying plastic in bower, Townsville, Queensland, Australia© Konrad Wothe
Sumo Crab (Ethusa sp) carrying plastic bag, Jahir, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80020960 Sumo Crab (Ethusa sp) carrying plastic bag, Jahir, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia© Colin Marshall/ FLPA
Octopus (Octopus sp) emerging from bottle, Papua New Guinea  -  Birgitte Wilms
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00454614 Octopus (Octopus sp) emerging from bottle, Papua New Guinea© Birgitte Wilms
Octopus (Octopus sp) female in a jar with her eggs, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea  -  Chris Newbert
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00972829 Octopus (Octopus sp) female in a jar with her eggs, 50 feet deep, Papua New Guinea© Chris Newbert
European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) adult, gathering fishing rope for nesting material, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England  -  Krystyna Szulecka/ FLPA
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80057204 European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) adult, gathering fishing rope for nesting material, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England© Krystyna Szulecka/ FLPA
Hermit Crab (Paguroidea) living in plastic cup, Maldives  -  Malcolm Schuyl/ FLPA
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80029507 Hermit Crab (Paguroidea) living in plastic cup, Maldives© Malcolm Schuyl/ FLPA
Redspot Sponge Crab (Lewindromia unidentata) adult, with straw mat for protection, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia, February  -  Colin Marshall/ FLPA
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80175930 Redspot Sponge Crab (Lewindromia unidentata) adult, with straw mat for protection, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia, February© Colin Marshall / FLPA
Sponge Crab (Austrodromidia octodentata) with clear plastic over its shell instead of a sponge, Edithburgh, Australia  -  Fred Bavendam
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00151686 Sponge Crab (Austrodromidia octodentata) with clear plastic over its shell instead of a sponge, Edithburgh, Australia© Fred Bavendam
Sea Grass (Cymodocea nodosa) group with tire that hosts a variety of organisams including Marine Fireworms (Hermodice carunculata), Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis/ NIS
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00539898 Sea Grass (Cymodocea nodosa) group with tire that hosts a variety of organisams including Marine Fireworms (Hermodice carunculata), Crete, Greece© Dimitris Poursanidis/ NIS
Octopus (Octopus sp) in a bottle, this species is unidentified, but is believed to be poisonous, 60 feet deep  -  Chris Newbert
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00972621 Octopus (Octopus sp) in a bottle, this species is unidentified, but is believed to be poisonous, 60 feet deep© Chris Newbert
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