Report: The Pacific Has 100 Times More Plastic Debris Floating Than in The 70’s, Threatening All SeaLife

US News2012-05-09:                      There’s little scientists can do to clean up the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch,’ experts say. ‘Microplastics’ can kill pelicans, fish, and other wildlife that mistakes them for food. All of those hastily discarded plastic water bottles start to add up. Thousands of miles off the coast of California, millions of tons of plastic make up the so-called “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”—and as it breaks down, it becomes more enticing to the creatures living in the open ocean. “Most of the animals out there are really small, which is why we’re more concerned about having millions of tiny pieces of…                  more » 1

 

 

Photo: http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2009/10/29/how-to-photograph-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch/

About narhvalur

Environmentalist, Animal Lover, Birder,Equastrian
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3 Responses to Report: The Pacific Has 100 Times More Plastic Debris Floating Than in The 70’s, Threatening All SeaLife

  1. orples says:

    Wow, that is a sight to behold. It should really make people think twice about how they dispose of their trash. It would be nice to think, that once aware of the damage caused, every individual would do their part to protect our environment, both on land and at sea.

  2. narhvalur says:

    Unfortunately; I have seen many pics like that, the parents feed the chicks with plastic!

    About 90% of all the Sea birds’s stocmach content consists of plastic debris etc. Sad, sad…

  3. orples says:

    It really is sad. 😦

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