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Daemon
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Plastics Pervade Planet's Oceans

The world's oceans are clogged with 269,000 tons of plastic objects, according to a new report by a group of marine researchers. The estimate is based on data from 24 expeditions over six years, during which they studied gyres—regions with extremely strong currents—in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. When a large plastic object is introduced into the ocean, it often gets sucked into the whirling currents of a gyre. These objects are then eroded into "microplastics." According to the researchers, these particles account for more than 90 percent of the plastic in the ocean. More...
Omar Mariani
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Have we reached the point of no return or we haven't hit rock bottom yet? I wonder
striker
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take an cruise and that's what you is
Milica Boghunovich
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Plastics Pervade Planet's Oceans

The world's oceans are clogged with 269,000 tons of plastic objects, according to a new report by a group of marine researchers. The estimate is based on data from 24 expeditions over six years, during which they studied gyres—regions with extremely strong currents—in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. When a large plastic object is introduced into the ocean, it often gets sucked into the whirling currents of a gyre. These objects are then eroded into "microplastics." According to the researchers, these particles account for more than 90 percent of the plastic in the ocean. More...

... and that's the final product of "rational"/scientific brain that zillions of blind masses follow...Boo hoo!
Flagman
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A very interesting article (National Geographic - 2009) on this subject :

Plastic Breaks Down in Ocean, After All -- And Fast

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/08/090820-plastic-decomposes-oceans-seas.html
Dr WWWW
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:17:39 PM

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Might these gyres offer an opportunity for mining? It doesn't need to be a total OMG! moment.

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