Monday, August 24, 2009

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

This is the carcass of a sea bird and the plastic that ended up in its stomach. Countless sea birds have been found with digestive tracks filled with plastic bottle caps, tabs, and tiny slivers of plastic confetti found adrift in our oceans. Some scientists estimate that the garbage patch in the Pacific ocean, consisting mostly of plastic, is twice the size of Texas.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Captain Charles Moore at the Ted Conference

Watch Captain Charles Moore's talk at the 2009 TED conference about plastic in the oceans and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Captain Moore speaks more about our plastic legacy on Earth: A Millennium Hence on Are We Alone?