Plastic Debris Also Glutting North Atlantic Ocean

GreenTracker| A team of ocean researchers confirms that the plastic dump in the Atlantic Ocean is comparable to that of the Pacific’s ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” The biggest glut of plastic debris is located in a region centered at 32°N (roughly the latitude of Atlanta, GA) and extending from 22-38°N latitude.

One surprising finding is that the plastic hasn’t increased in this location in 22 years, leaving scientists to wonder about the location of the rest of the garbage. There is evidence that biological growth may alter the physical characteristics of the plastic over time, perhaps causing it to sink. The current concern is far more focused on the dangers to sea life of swallowing all the bits and pieces of plastic that humans throw away. via Science Daily.