Showing posts with label Ocean Pollution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ocean Pollution. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Landfill-on-Sea"

From Ecologist, Sept. 2007

Old plastic rubbish doesn't die - it just gets tossed away in far-off places that we rarely get to see. Daisy Dumas assesses its impact on the world's largest floating landfill - the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Washed Up: The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam

Where does it all come from? From tennis shoes, gold doubloons, and rubber ducks to seedpods and dead whales, the ocean gives up many curious prizes. Moody walks the coast, dons her wet suit, and heads out to sea to understand the mysterious debris that accrues along the tide line. Learn about the Pacific Garbage Patch, a 200-mile swirl of current that holds everything from car parts to basketballs to kilos of heroin.

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Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion

Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.

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