– Glenn Farley of KING 5 TV News in Seattle reported earlier this week:
“Beachcomber warning: Mother lode of tsunami debris to come”
“The Japanese government officially estimates 5 million tons of debris went into the ocean in the March 2011 tsunami which hit northeastern Japan. Even though the government estimates most of it sank, there could be 1.5 million tons still afloat.
We’ve already seen confirmed tsunami debris hitting the Washington coast.”
“The sessions are put on by the Coastal Watershed Institute of Port Angeles and the Surfrider Foundation.
The organizations are trying to raise awareness with the public to the environmental and even direct personal threat tsunami debris poses.”
– MIDWAY – a film by Chris Jordan
“Chris Jordan and the team work to remove a length of fishing line from an adult Albatross and her chick on Midway Island. Later it was discovered that it looked more like dental floss.”
Click here to view the devastation to our marine life.
Note: This is not an easy film to watch. Expect to squirm in your seat, though this is a “must-watch”!
Read more from the blog, Journey to Midway.
– “Study: Plastic in ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ increases 100-fold”
“The amount of plastic trash in the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” has increased 100-fold during the past 40 years, causing “profound” changes to the marine environment, according to a new study.
Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego found that insects called “sea skaters” or “water striders” were using the trash as a place to lay their eggs in greater numbers than before,” quoting Ian Johnston, msnbc.com.