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    I always thought that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, commonly known as Garbage Island, was a huge, waterborne landfill—sort of like a massive hair clog in a big drain, spinning round and round. In reality, it's not so much an island of trash as a soupy area of litter, mostly in the form of tiny flecks of plastic, studded here and there with old fishing gear and children's toys. If you were to sail right through the Patch, the water itself probably wouldn't look too remarkable, unless you scooped some up and looked at it closely. Now, this does not mean that the issue is lessened in the slightest; It may even be worse. Everyone needs to come to a distinct agreement on cleaning up the marine environment and getting rid of the Garbage Patch. The impact on the ocean ecosystem health and on marine animals is tremendous. Turtles, birds, fish, and other animals can mistake plastic for something edible and feed it to their young most often resulting in death. Sea turtles in particular…

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    The great pacific garbage patch Amirah Osama Introduction: The ocean contains 2.2 million (±1.3 million) species. (Mora. C, 2011) The survivial of these species is reliant on the health of the ocean ….. (talk about ocean pollution in general)……In the ocean gyres can be found. They are formed by winds, rotation of the earth and ocean currents (De Wolff, K., 2014). These gyres move in a circulatory movement, similar to a whirlpool and are able to suck in objects. The objects have been…

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    The video film produced by Michael J. Lutman informs the viewer of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. This video inspired by yacht racing Captain Charles Moore, includes the collaboration of Algalita Research Foundation and the 5 Gyres Institute and the goal is to raise awareness about buoyant plastics. The central goal of 5 Gyres institute is “What about the rest of the world’s oceans?” A group of 13 people created the documentary information presented as “Plasticized”. A four thousand mile…

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    How Stuff Works, MNN, and Discovery news agree, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large amount of garbage that has been thrown into the ocean or runoff debris from land. This collection of waste is made up of trash, toxic runoff, fishing gear, plastics and other pollutants. According to One Green Planet, the Garbage Patch is 2x the size of Texas and has 3 million tons of litter. Most people believe it is trash visible with the naked eye, according to National Oceanic Service and Ocean…

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    Hypothesis and Objection Because it may take a couple of years for the trash to collect in areas, and due to the constant water moving, I believe we need to observe this over two years. Not much is documented in regards to water samples in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. My hypothesis after checking water samples, oxygen level and phytoplankton levels, is: a decrease in oxygen, which creates dead zones and decreases in phytoplankton and nutrients, with an increase in bacteria and other toxins. …

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    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the planets biggest cluster of soaring trash, there are greater than 79,000 tonnes of plastic in the ocean in just a 1.6 million square kilometer area. The sum of garbage is up to sixteen times bigger than past measurements. This essay will discuss why it is important for people to have an awareness of “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” through how it was initially discovered, how people can change it positively in many ways, and greater issues that will occur…

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    the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, with the main focus being the detrimental effects of plastic waste matteron sea birds.Scientists estimate that 90% of seabirds have consumed plastic debris (ChrisWilcoxa, 2015). The ingestion of plastic debris in seabirds can lead tostomach obstruction and death (Chris Wilcoxa, 2015). The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large mass of floating garbage in the Pacific Ocean that is formed by a high pressure system called a ‘gyre’ (circulating ocean currents).…

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    Marine debris can degrade marine habitats, endanger marine and coastal wildlife and pose threats to human health and safely. Scientists and explorers believe that the best way to accrue the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is to limit or eliminate the use of disposable plastics and increase the use of biodegradable resources in human’s everyday life. Since the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is so far from any country’s coastline, no nation takes the responsibility or provides the funding to clean it…

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    Intro: Did you know that United States uses 25 % of the world 's natural resources, but produces 30% of the world 's waste? And that garbage dumped into the ocean each year equals to about 14 billion pounds? Our world is developing more and more everyday, making life easier for humans. While this is great, our environment is affected everyday by our human footprints, and the way we live. It is the main cause of pollution, and a huge issue to us as humans, and the environment around us. According…

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    In The Washington Post article titled, “A close look at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch” a discussion arises about reusable plastics. The authors asserts that we are using more one-use plastics than ever before. Sandwich bags, soda bottles, and other commonly used plastics are being dumped into landfills. Because of the quickly overflowing landfills, recycling programs began to be implemented. Unfortunately, in 2010, only about 8% of plastics were actually recycled. The vast majority…

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