The 5 GYRES

As if ocean acidification weren’t enough, the 5 Gyres are symbolic of modern living, out of sight, out of mind. Whilst we all are part of today, tommorow should not leave unsolvable problems.

The biggest of the 5 Gyres – massive “islands” of plastic debris concentrated by the ocean currents in the heart of each ocean, lies in the north pacific. The food chain is being drammatically affected as this talk by  Capt Charles Moore explains.

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Whilst the majority of the research has gone into the North Pacific Garbage Patch, recorded for 1,700 miles, another, similar sized area lies between Bermuda and Portugal. The film clips show the disastrous consequences of sea life ingesting plastic for food.

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For more information see ; http://www.5gyres.org/     or http://inhabitat.com/another-giant-garbage-patch-found-in-the-atlantic-ocean/

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