Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

"The North Pactific Gyre, is a slow-moving clockwise vortex where four major ocean currents meet. However the currents have carried millions of tons of rubbish in the center of the gyre, which now covers and area estimated to be larger than the state of Texas."

"One thousand miles from shore with no sign of human life for days, yet our human footprint is now apparent in even one of the most remote places on the planet." - Kaisei project director Doug Woodring

(via Inhabitat, via BBC News)