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The great pacific garbage patch

In 1997 an oceanographer named Charles Moore was sailing home to California from a boating race that was from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Moore and his crew were sailing past the North Pacific Gyre and they noticed an unusually large patch of rubbish and debris, we have a documentation from his journal that describes what he saw, “As I gazed from the deck at the surface of what ought to have been a pristine ocean, I was confronted, as far as the eye could see, with the sight of plastic. It seemed unbelievable, but I never found a clear spot. In the week it took to cross the subtropical high, no matter what time of day I looked, plastic debris was floating everywhere: bottles, bottle caps, wrappers, fragments.” This is just an example of what plastic can do to the environment and the seas, just take a look at the pictures!








Look at this, that just goes to show how much plastic can affect animals too, not just the land and sea. Like seriously, the only thing bottled water companies actually produce is plastic

bottles!


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I had to get this information from somewhere so take a look at where I got it.


https://eradicateplastic.com/10-interesting-facts-about-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch/


https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/


the first link is the first paragraph and the second link is to the images.


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