Just one of the many different alternative options to the traditional burial.
"The unusual request means her cremated remains will be mixed into a perforated concrete dome, known as a reef ball. She will then become part of an artificial reef, having a second life on the seabed".
Sea burials have been customs for many different cultures:
The practice of returning to the ocean goes back millennia. There's evidence of sea burials in ancient Rome and Egypt.
In the South Pacific, bodies would be placed in canoes and then pushed out to sea.
The scattering of ashes in the ocean has been practiced in Asia, in addition to the tales of Viking heroes, where they would set the boats ablaze.
Now, reef balls are in line with the search for the eco-friendly burial options.