Plastic Rubbish in the Oceans

Hi amigos, amigas, friends,

I'll keep it short because too many emails can be a pain... after all outdoors wild sons and daughters of nature is better than sitting in front of a screen.

I don't go bush or beach anymore these days without returning with at least a handful of someone else's rubish that I picked up along the way. I always knew plastic is no good. What I only clicked to over the last few days was how much plastic has become a problem. I seemed to have lagged on this realisation but I have included some links below for you guys to see.

Mainly I hadn't realised that plastic debri has accumulated in gyres of the Pacific to a total area estimated by some to be larger than the United States. The mass of plastic fragments has been recorded to be 6 times that of planktonic life in these waters. Plastic acts like a magnet for toxic chemicals (pesticides, oils,...), possibly to 1,000,000 times natural oceanic concentrations. Finally, plastic fragments looklike food to birds and fish so are eaten by them.

Here are the links,

http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Ocean/Moore-Trashed-PacificNov03.htm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Verhi88kR60

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=591802n

I hope you are having a great day,

Chico

Portugueses, espanoles... I hope you didn't mind the english...