05/25/2015 03:30 EDT | Updated 05/25/2016 05:59 EDT


RIO DE JANEIRO - Art students at a Brazilian university have taken advantage of the trash they have in endless supply to create an exhibition that aims to draw attention to the fetid state of Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are to be held next year.

Around 30 students at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University used plastic bottles, tires, old flip flops, plastic helmets, scratched CDs, old tubes and plastic supermarket bags to make sculptures of ocean fauna including an octopus and dolphins.