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THE OCEAN'S REALITY, ITS CURRENTS, ITS PLIGHT


Our world's oceans are inundated and overwhelmed by human trash and plastics every second. Data from long term studies puts the amount at about 8 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year.

     Photo A - shows our inland Army Corps of Engineers manmade canals. These canals bring trash and plastics from the inland communities to inundate our Intracostal and a percentage drifts out to our Atlantic Ocean. 

       Photo B - shows the Loop Current which includes the Gulfstream which carries the trash to our shores from as far east as West Africa. 

     Photo C - shows the currents in our local Atlantic Ocean. 

     Photo D - shows our planet's 5 ocean gyres and their respective garbage patch.