Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Plastic Beach

6 to 1.

How's that for a ratio?

Depends.  Might be decent odds at a horse race...or, it's an exceptional student to teacher ratio. 

What if, however, it is what it is:  The number of pieces of plastic in some parts of the ocean to every one "piece" of plankton?  Given the minuscule size of the plastic, it easily can become mistaken for food for marine wildlife...meaning too that you, in turn, might find that your seafood dinner consumed multiple pieces of plastic trash.  

Take 2.5 minutes and watch this video of Midway Island and the plastic trash found there
T-minus-3 days until Saturday's TEDx live webcast event on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  To learn more, go to 

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