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How did all the garbage get there?

Source1
Great Pacific Ocean garbage patch

Facts
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has sometimes been described as a "trash island,"

Paraphrased in my own words
Sometimes people describe the Great Pacific garbage patch as a "trash island"

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Source 2
The Trash Vortex

Fact
It has been estimated that over a million sea-birds and one hundred thousand marine mammals and sea turtles are killed each year by ingestion of plastics or entanglement.

Paraphrased in my own words:
Over one millian Sea-birds, one hundred Merine mammals, and one hundred Sea turtles have and are getting killed each year with ingestion of plastic or entanglement.

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The currents of the North Pacific gyre collect trash—mostly bits of microscopic plastic—into what are known as "garbage patches."
The currents of the North Pacific gyre collect trash—mostly bits of microscopic plastic—into what are known as "garbage patches."

Source 3

De-mystifying the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"


Facts
The name “garbage patch” has led many to believe that this area is a large and continuous patch of easily visible marine debris items such as bottles and other litter—akin to a literal blanket of trash that should be visible with satellite or aerial photographs.

Paraphrased in my own words
The name “garbage patch”that led tons of people to believe that this area is captured with trash.

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patches




Heading2
What Part of the ocean was the most hectic.

Source 1

Ocean Trash Plaguing Our Sea


Facts
(bacteria don't break them down into simple, harmless components the way they do paper or wood).

Paraphrased in my own words
armless garbage wont break down the same way with bacteria the same way bacteria breaks down wood and paper

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This is North Atlantic right whale #3333 who was spotted with fishing gear trailing from his mouth during an aerial survey off the coast of Georgia on January 29, 2008.
This is North Atlantic right whale #3333 who was spotted with fishing gear trailing from his mouth during an aerial survey off the coast of Georgia on January 29, 2008.


Source 2
The Trash Vortex

Facts
Around 100 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year of which about 10 percent ends up in the sea.

Paraphrased in my own words

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Source 3

Ocean Trash Plaguing Our Sea


Facts
Our flotsam can choke, entangle, or kill marine life and is dangerous to humans as well.

Paraphrased in my own words
Our flotsam could and can choke, entangle, or kill marine life and aswell dangerous to us.

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What is marine debris?

Source 1
Marine Debris

Facts
This debris may enter the oceans through a variety of avenues including direct addition or indirect sources when it is washed out to sea via rivers, streams and storm drains.

Paraphrased in my own words
The debris can go into the oceans by a lot of avenues also exact or not.

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Source 2

De-mystifying the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"


Facts
However, marine debris has been quantified in higher concentrations in the calm center of this high-pressure zone compared to areas outside this zone.

Paraphrased in my own words
Marine debris have been put in higher calm center like an outside zone.

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Japan Tsunami Marine Debris icon
Japan Tsunami Marine Debris icon


Souce 3

Facts
Whenever trash is not properly thrown away it can become marine debris.

Paraphrased in my own words
If somehow trash is thrown overboard by the wind the garbage will or can become marine debris.

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