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Plastics In Our Waters

Photos of North Pacific Gyre

Molly Barkman

on 28 April 2010

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Plastics In Our Waters "As the winds move new water into the middle of
Convergence Zone the water that was there before sinks, The sinking water leaves floating materials behind. New plastic comes in the old plastic stays behind."
-Pete Davison "There are very few large fish in the area simply because there is nothing for them to eat."
-GoldStein Statistics
estimated 6 kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton

scientists noted that the amount of plastic particles in the oceans has at least tripled since the 1960s

seagulls had an average of 30 pieces of plastic in their stomachs.

plastic can be found everywhere in the oceans, even inside plankton, the keystone of the marine food chain - British Scientists

"Marine trash, mainly plastic, is killing more than a million seabirds and 100,000 mammals and sea turtles each year"
-U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan

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