AN UNMISSABLE online exhibition explores the devastating impact of plastic in our oceans.

Award-winning photographer Mandy Barker is showing her Our Plastic Ocean exhibition on Brighton Museum’s Ocean Blues website.

It spans a decade of her work uncovering the impact of waste on our oceans. It includes a picture of an albatross made of 276 pieces of plastic found in an albatross chick’s stomach.

“For the past decade, I have researched and documented the impact of plastic waste in the oceans, combining art and science to raise awareness,” said Ms Barker. “I hope to inspire positive action in tackling this increasing environmental challenge which is of global concern.”

Brighton and Hove City Council co-culture chief Councillor Marianna Ebel said Ms Barker’s exhibition is “rich in detail and hard-hitting”.

“This exhibition reminds us of the importance of looking after our beaches and we hope it will help inspire all of us to focus on maintaining our seafront as an enjoyable outdoor space in our city,” she said. “As a seaside city, we are all too aware of the effects of plastic waste on our marine environment.

“We are currently exploring how our single-use plastic policy could be adapted to tackle the growing problem of protective equipment waste.”

The exhibition is part of Brighton Museum’s new Ocean Blues website,which explore the environmental threats to marine life in Sussex and beyond.

Creative programme curator Jody East said: “Objects in the museum collections reflect generations of people living off the sea, enjoying the sea and using the sea for health benefits.

“We will use our collections online to highlight how oceans are threatened by human intervention, such as plastic pollution, industrial overfishing and chemical contamination.

“We hope to show you that many people are trying to combat the ocean crisis and ensure it is protected for future generations.”

Our Plastic Ocean will be available to view online for 12 weeks at