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Since the start of last week, divers and a specially equipped boat with lifting gear have been fishing out hundreds of tyres. Photo: AFP

Yes, this sea sanctuary made of 25,000 car tyres was a silly idea

What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a sanctuary for sealife off the French coast is being cleaned up after it was found to be polluting.