October 25, 2013
The Saddest Sea Creatures in the World Feast on Floating Trash

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between North America and Asia, there is a stretch of sea—roughly the size of Texas—that is officially known as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. More commonly, it is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is essentially a swirl of trash, the drifting detritus of human existence, that ocean currents have accumulated into one massive, trashy expanse. The gyre is home not only to floating junk, but also to sea creatures that are adapting—because they can and because they must—to its membrane of human refuse. 
Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/Tetyana Moshchenko]

The Saddest Sea Creatures in the World Feast on Floating Trash

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between North America and Asia, there is a stretch of sea—roughly the size of Texas—that is officially known as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. More commonly, it is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is essentially a swirl of trash, the drifting detritus of human existence, that ocean currents have accumulated into one massive, trashy expanse. The gyre is home not only to floating junk, but also to sea creatures that are adapting—because they can and because they must—to its membrane of human refuse.

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/Tetyana Moshchenko]

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