Thursday, May 28, 2009

Environment: Huge "plastic vortex" in Pacific Ocean

Xinhua News Agency reports within the maritime territories of the Pacific Ocean that spans from California to Hawaii, there is a vortex below the calm surface of the ocean which is formed by the circulation of ocean currents.

This vortex is contributing to the accumulation of ocean waste in that area. With the movement of ocean currents, the waste left by human beings has been transformed into a giant "plastic vortex" in the Pacific Ocean.

The size of this "plastic vortex" is still expanding.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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