Saturday, April 26, 2008

Garbage Island

Here's a promo clip from CNN on the documentary on Garbage Island we were watching in the first class yesterday:

You can watch the whole show here.

More info available here at

Wow – I had no idea of this “Garbage Patch” in the ocean but it honestly doesn’t surprise me. With the currents of the ocean circling in this area it makes sense that the garbage is collected in the area, but couldn’t this be helpful. I only watched the short clip and I’m not exactly sure what is being done about the garbage but if it’s all in one area and it seems that this would make it easier coordinate some program to clean it up.

The high ratio of plastic to plankton really shocked me though –it really puts in perspective this problem in the ocean. Now we have to add this “trash” to our food chain!
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