Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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  • Using of plastic has become widespread

    Using of plastic has become widespread
    Using of plastic has become widespread since the 1940s, which has led to the huge increase. In future, more steps can be taken to prevent plastic waste from ending up in the sea.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    What the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described in 1988,the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described. about “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. Current,there are so much plastics debris.
  • Trans-Pacific cargo ship is a lot.

    Trans-Pacific cargo ship is a lot.
    Covered the Great Garbage Patch
    Occasional bolus of debris from imperled trans-Pacific cargo ship as if “Great Shoe Spill of 1990”. It is Hansa Carrier throw 61000 Nike shoes away. Also,it is equivalent to nearly 3 times of U.S.
  • New discovery

    New discovery
    Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and plans a research trip there, estimates altogether the globe's garbage patches contain 200 million tons of floating debris.
  • Many birds died

    Many birds died
    At least one million seabirds, and one-hundred thousand marine mammals die each year due to plastic pollution.
  • Survival of a lot of species could be endangered by plastic debris.

    Survival of a lot of species could be endangered by plastic debris.
    Survival of a lot of species, including the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Loggerhead Turtle, could be endangered by plastic debris.
  • What happened after entering the food chain

    What happened after entering the food chain
    Persistent organic pollutants bioaccumulate After entering the food chain.
  • Millions of tons of plastic entered the oceans.

    Millions of tons of plastic entered the oceans.
    Millions of tons of plastic entered the sea.Plastic concentrates in 5 rotating currents, called gyres. In these gyres there is on average 6 times more plastic than zooplankton by dry weight.
  • Threatening ecosystems

    Threatening ecosystems
    Plastic pollution is a carrier of inroads a lot of species, threatening native ecosystems.
  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch bigged.

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch bigged.
    In 2006 the LA Times covered the Great Pacific Garbafe Patch as one sphere of Pulitzer Prize winning series on oceans. Also, 2006 LA times said about the problem of Great Pacific Garbage Patch largest dump is about twice the size of Texas.
  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Monument was established

    Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Monument was established
    U.S. government established theNorthwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Monument. This located in Hawaii, often comes into contact with the Eastern Garbage Patch.
  • What Marine debris caused

    What Marine debris caused
    Marine debris causes an estimated $1.27 billionin fishing damages in the APEC region per year.
  • Many fishes in the North Pacific eat up

    Many fishes in the North Pacific eat up
    Lantern fish in the North Pacific Gyre eat up to 24,000 tons plastics every year.
  • The reason why around the Australian ocean is polluted

    The reason why around the Australian ocean is polluted
    Australian ocean is so polluted with thousands of invisible fragments of plastic.Plastic debris is to threat to marin life.Also,small plastic is latently more poisonous than the larger fragments.
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    Increasing the global production of plastic

    Since 1950,the grobal production of plastic increased everywhere in the world.Scientists estimated between 10000 and 40000 tons of olastic debris.They were expecting to find much pollution.
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    Changing in volume of plastic debris

    Latest study looked at changing in volume of plastic debris.
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    New discovery

    Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and plans a research trip there, estimates altogether the globe's garbage patches contain 200 million tons of floating debris.