Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Plastic islands

Are growing apace in all of our oceans!

Maximenko's Plastic Pollution Growth Model from 5 Gyres on Vimeo.

More excellent graphics and links here.

And the articles I've been collecting since I learned about our plastic continents and dead zones.

Update: Sadly, plastic kills.
SEATTLE -- Researchers said a dead gray whale discovered on West Seattle’s Arroyo Beach last Wednesday was filled with a variety of debris, reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.
Cascadia Research Collective, which has performed hundreds of whale necropsies, said it has never seen so much debris in the stomach of a gray whale.

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