Friday, February 11, 2011

Sea Live Cannot Live on Plastic Soup

Five Gyres in World's Oceans (NOAA)

Gyres exist in the North and South Atlantic, the North and South Pacific and the Indian oceans. Gyres are formed by winds and currents in the oceans.

Every piece of plastic ever manufactured still exists today. The molecular weight of long chain polymers is so heavy and rigid that there is NOTHING that will break down petroleum based manufactured plastic. The bonds in plastics are so strong that the individual molecules must degrade, which could take hundreds of years.

Plastics accumulate in all five of the world's oceanic gyres. Scientists estimate that almost half of seabird species, all sea turtle species, and 22 species of marine mammals are harmed or killed by plastic waste, either from ingestion, entanglement or strangulation before the debris has been broken down into tiny fragments.

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Plastic chips absorb an inordinate amount of persistent organic poisons (POPs), like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and other materials that resist degradation. Many POPs are proven carcinogens. POPs may contribute to problems with reproductive due to hormone disruption.

Please stop using plastic bags and reduce your use of single-use bottles and containers.

Please watch the video below.

The Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF) is a recognized authority in the study of plastic marine debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Plastic marine debris in the North and South Atlantic Gyres, South Pacific Gyre, and Indian Ocean Gyre, has received little attention relative to the greater studied North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

Want to know more? Algalita Marine Research Foundation has partnered with Pangaea Explorations to offer an opportunity to be part of a scientific study expedition. From Hawaii to Vancouver, British Columbia on board the Sea Dragon, participate in studies being conducted on the impact of plastic waste accumulating in our oceans. Ten crew openings for the trip July 7–27, 2011. Reserve your spot now.

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1 comment:

Baby Names said...

Hey it is really very important for us to take some actions now, as it is affecting our lovely Earth, we should stop this....


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