The Trash Tour: Strangest Objects Recovered in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Ocean Cleanup begins cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take Three Guesses At What Researchers Just Found At The North Pole. A British-led expedition to the Arctic has made a depressing discovery in the middle of the Arctic Ocean: polystyrene.
The researchers found chunks of plastic and polystyrene on ice floes in the ocean where previously they hadn’t been able to even access due to sea ice. This is the furthest north of any ocean that plastic detritus has been discovered, only 1,000 miles from the North Pole. 21st-Century Capitalism Is Killing Ocean Life Sea turtle lies lifeless, wrapped in plastic on the shores of Porto de Galinhas beach on January 12, 2017 in Ipojuca, Brazil.
(Photo: Marcos Souza/Brazil Photo Press/Getty Images) For 21st century capitalism the more disposable the better. Ocean life and human health be damned. According to a recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study, the world's oceans are set to have more plastic than fish by 2050. MIDWAY : a short film by Chris Jordan. 5 Gyres – Understanding Plastic Pollution Through Exploration, Education, and Action. Why is Plastic Pollution a Problem in Our Oceans? A sea turtle spots a plastic bag floating among the waves.
To him, it looks like a jellyfish, its general shape and consistency swaying and catching the light in just the right way. He swims toward it and ingests the bag in one gulp, satisfying his hunger, and then goes on his away. In actuality, that plastic bag lines his gut, causing digestive blockages and the sea turtle’s eventual death from starvation.