Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Deadly Trail Of Plastic

A single net recently hauled up off the Florida coast contained more than 1,000 dead fish, sharks, and one loggerhead turtle. Why did this happen? Is it because there is a huge area of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, that is full of a plastic stew that is called the "Eastern Garbage Patch". That trail of plastic goes on for hundreds of miles. All sea creatures are threatened by floating plastic. This is not a pleasant story to read, but we need to be aware of what is happening to our planet. This article could make us think twice about being so careless as to drop a flip flop on the beach.


MariBy said...

Well they are asking for a login to read the article I haven't read that particular article - but I have read elsewhere of that giant cesspool of plastic out in our ocean.

It makes me sad and it makes me wonder about the fate of all species here on this earth. We need to do better, much better, and maybe it's too late. :(

I hope it's not. Let's all do every thing, every little thing, no matter how small.

Neptunesmuse said...

Too bad the article is password protected- I would havebeen interested in reading it:-(