Tag Archive for 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

Plastic in sea alters marine ecology

May 9th, 2012 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by Ph.D. graduate student researcher Miriam Goldstein at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. In 2009 an ambitious group of graduate students led the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition […]

The film ‘Plastic Shores’ examines the marine plastic debris problem

March 15th, 2012 by La Mode Verte

La Mode Verte Productions announces a new documentary ‘Plastic Shores‘, about the growing problem of plastic debris in the world’s oceans. ‘Plastic Shores’ investigates the irrevocable harm that single-use plastics do to the marine ecosystem and human health. The film interviews well-known figures and experts including Roz Savage, Jean-Michel Cousteau and Congressman Sam Farr. The […]