Trawl sample of the Pacific Ocean

The photo shows a trawl sample of the Pacific Ocean filled with plastic debris. Plastic does not disappear it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces until it is eaten by fish which in turn are eaten by you and me. The weight of plankton found in this typical sample weighed 1kg while the plastic particles weighed 6kg.

Watch the video below for further information.

 

 

http://www.algalita.org/movs/pelagic_plastic_mov.html