One overwhelming threat to the ocean's vast ecosystem is the massive quantities of garbage that has been dumped into it. This trash is overwhelming to the plants and animals that attempt to survive there.
Go to the following website and read and/or watch the news report. Answer the following questions:
- What substance is creating the biggest problem in the pollution of the oceans?
- What types of organisms are having the most trouble with pollution and why?
- Why did the report say, "plastic doesn't pollute, people pollute?"
Extra Credit: What is the "synthetic sea of the North Pacific Gyre?"