Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tsunami Creates More Plastic Trash in Oceans

The ocean trash of the Japan tsunami will be seen for years, according to this post from

Here's what Maximenko believes will happen: the islands [Hawaii] will see the first evidence of Japan's tsunami trash in a year and a half.
Currents will then carry the debris toward the west coast of the U.S. and rotate toward the islands, so that in five to six years Hawaii is expected to see the greatest impact which will then stretch over a prolonged period of time. Maximenko said scientists and engineers are exploring ways to develop traps either in the open ocean or along coastlines.
My mind is boggled that the trash, especially the micro plastic bits, from the tsunami will be around forever in the Pacific.

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