Tag Archive for ‘Ocean Trash’

Plastic Waste Returns Home on Kelp

What seemed like a landfill of plastic in kelp, catapulted me into photographic obsession (about 200 frames shot). I lost track of time while I stooped and bent my body to find the right way to capture this polyester moment. Eventually several curious people asked “ What are you photographing?”

“Yes,” Says Research, Fish Consume Plastic Debris

The fish, which are found in the ocean’s gyres, come to the surface to feed at night, where they ingest the plastic particles which resemble the size of their usual prey.

Several samples of the myctophids uncovered significant loads of plastic the size of appropriate particles inside the guts of the animal.

“We believe these organisms may hold part of the response to where is the plastic going, because … they are the dominant species in the gyres of the ocean.”

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