Massive concentrations of garbage have been discovered where ocean currents meet. The Great Pacific garbage patch, the largest of them all, has inspired a team to sail a boat made out of recycled plastic to bring attention to the giant problem. Others have been discovered in the Atlantic Ocean and elsewhere around the world and the latest news is that one could be forming in Antarctica.
Ocean surveys conducted by British scientists in the austral summer of 2007-2008 found plastic debris floating on the surface even in the remote areas of the Davis, Durmont D'Urville and Amundsen Seas. Luckily, dragging of the seabed found it to be clean. The researchers think the garbage is the farthest reach of a tide of plastic that will most likely keep growing.
The picture above shows all known ocean garbage patches.
via Discovery News
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