NASA sought to visualize the so-called ‘ocean garbage patches’ using data collected over 35 years in partnership with NOAA.
The result is simply mesmerizing… Sorry, terrifying.
Humanity is ruining the oceans. This new NASA video shows how 5 huge ‘garbage islands’ have taken over the seas in the last 35 years.
World’s waste congregates into five giant ‘garbage islands’ that swirl around the planet’s major ocean gyres.
These are in the Indian Ocean, the north and south of the Pacific, and north and south Atlantic Ocean.
Nasa’s created the animation using data from floating, scientific buoys to map the movement of plastic:
8 million tons of plastic bottles, bags, toys and other plastic rubbish ends up in the oceans each year. This is enough to fill five carrier bags for every foot of coastline on the planet.
This terrifying NASA pollution visualisation highlights how humanity is ruining the oceans with waste.