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Patch of Trash

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Ben Boulan

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Transcript of Patch of Trash

The Great Patch of Trash
Ben and Thomas
1/23/13
4th hour What is causing the Great Pacific Trash Patch? People throwing trash in oceans Ships passing by Over 750,000 of pieces of plastic are found per kilometer Trash is not only found in the water but also all over the beach How is the Garbage Patch Effecting the Animals? Researchers have found out that toxins from the plastic can kill the animals Animals can get caught and choked by the trash Deaths of over one million birds, over 100,000 whales, seals, and turtles, plus countless fish and other ocean life have Some animals lay their eggs on piles of plastic thinking it could be a home for their eggs How can the Great Pacific Garbage Patch problem be resolved? Researchers thought of using heat to melt the plastic Curt Ebbes Mayer founded a club to clear out the eastern Garpage Patch A project called Kasei thought of trying to recycle the loose plastic It would take about 600 oil tanks to hold all the plastic found in the pacific How is the Garbage Patch Effecting Humans? Some toxins in plastic, called BPA, can cause breast cancer plus other deadly diseases Toxins in the plastic can poison the fish we eat In 1994 a ship load of approximately 34,000 pieces of hockey gear had fallen off a ship into the Pacific Citations Burns, Loree Griffin. Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean Motion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Print. "Great Pacific Garbage Patch." Oceanic Defense, 2009. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. Knight, Geof. Plastic Pollution. Chicago, IL: Heinemann Library, 2012. Print. "Why is the Worlds Biggest Landfill in the Pacific Ocean." How Stuff Works, Inc., 2013. Web. 17 Jan. 2013. <http://science.howstuffworks.com/> Background- "Great Pacific Garbage Patch."Norbert Wu/Minden Pictures http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1 (:Thank You:) Conclusion As you now the Pacific has lots of trash spread over a long way to clean up. If we all work together to start cleaning up the Pacific little by little the Pacific will be trash free. Here are some ways we can clean up: Donating money to clubs that help clean the Pacific, clean the most we can by ourselves, and doing what we can to stop the harms to the Pacific. Now if we all work together we can go start small and at the end come out with something big. If this still happens to the presentation I hope you have leaned about what is happening to the Pacific. Now i hope that maybe once in a while take a thought of what might happen to the Pacific Ocean. It just might never be an ocean again.
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