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So there is a slashdot article this morning talking about an expedition underway to explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Now I knew on some level that there was a fair amount of garbage ending up in the oceans. What I was not aware of is that there is a giant patch of it in the middle of the pacific. It was created by the odd currents in the pacific drawing much ot it to one central point. Now this central gathering spot is rather huge. It is in fact twice the size of Texas. now admittedly this is not a a landmass of plastic bottles. IT is rather a region where they collect thickly. What an odd world we live in.

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hoshiadam
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
technoir
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Indeed.
ikara_fox
Aug. 6th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Intresting enough this is also where O2 levels of the ocean are lower. Giant death zones where little can live.

I remember some of this with the rubber duck incident when a ship's cargo of rubber ducks fell overboard and rubbers ducks came up on beaches for years to come.
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