Giant Trash Island Spawning in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

This came to a shock to me. It appears to be that there is a large accumulation of trash the size of Texas floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Scientists have confirmed some rumors about this. They have measured up to a million tons of trash floating in a region of the Pacific called the North Pacific Gyre. The currents in this region keep the trash in an isolated area.

Project director Doug Woodring said: “One thousand miles from shore with no sign of human life for days, yet our human footprint is now apparent in even one of the most remote places on the planet.”

Quite sad. And the fact the it’s in the middle of the ocean, I can’t imagine any nation taking responsibility for it.

Via BBC News

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