Friday, February 6, 2009

Fish (and Human) Belly Contents

" The old saying goes, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." But what if one man's trash becomes another man's dinner? "

ABC News' Good Morning America presented an informative segment about the root problem of plastic marine debris: we are changing the very composition of the ocean to the point where fish cannot avoid eating plastic particles. ...And ya know what that means...yep...we humans end up closing that circle, and bringing that plastic back "home" by eating those fish and absorbing the toxins which accrete to the plastics while they wait to be eaten by those fish. Whew - complicated! Not.

Watch their video "Watery Waste On the Dinner Table", complete with a nice synopsis of the North Pacific Gyre and footage of Charles Moore on his boat out in "the patch".

Bon appetite!