5 posts tagged planet

13th April 2012
Oceanic trash has been growing tenfold every decade since 1950. The two pictures shown above are of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a part of the ocean twice the size of Texas that is just, well, garbage. Its biggest constituents are plastics, which can take hundreds of years to degrade. For every pound of plankton in the ocean, there are six pounds of non-biodegradable plastics. Oceanic trash has been growing tenfold every decade since 1950. The two pictures shown above are of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a part of the ocean twice the size of Texas that is just, well, garbage. Its biggest constituents are plastics, which can take hundreds of years to degrade. For every pound of plankton in the ocean, there are six pounds of non-biodegradable plastics.

Oceanic trash has been growing tenfold every decade since 1950. The two pictures shown above are of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a part of the ocean twice the size of Texas that is just, well, garbage. Its biggest constituents are plastics, which can take hundreds of years to degrade. For every pound of plankton in the ocean, there are six pounds of non-biodegradable plastics.


I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted 21-year-old environmental enthusiast.
I'm studying to be a marine biologist, but I live near the Great Lakes rather than the ocean.
I have a fierce love for all living things, a very broad sense of humor, and I'm probably too passionate for my own good.
Herein you'll find animals (especially creepy-crawlies), nature, science, art, some of my own photography, and probably more things about my personal life than you would care to know.
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