Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

Invisible Plastic Soup is Harming Ocean Animals

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, September 21, 2012 (ENS) – Plastic nanoparticles released when plastic debris decomposes in seawater can have an adverse effect on sea animals, Dutch scientists have found. Nanoparticles of plastic measuring just thirty millionths of a millimeter, invisible to the naked eye, are responsible for inhibiting feeding and growth in mussels, according to […]

Captain Charles Moore and Plastic Ocean

Captain Charles Moore and Plastic Ocean

A couple of months back, I had the privilege of hearing Capt. Charles Moore speak in person. His presentation was about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that he accidentally encountered in 1997. Since the discovery, he has returned several times to research and study the effects of plastic in our oceans. Capt. Moore’s knowledge is […]