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Surfing paradise has a serious trash problem

Zak Noyle's remarkable photos illustrate how disgusting it can be in some parts of Indonesia; 'I kept thinking I would see a dead body of some sort'

July 31, 2013 by Pete Thomas

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Litter in Our Oceans, makes you want to cry

The floating debris will likely be carried by currents off of Japan toward Washington, Oregon and California before turning toward Hawaii and back again toward Asia, circulating in what is known as the North Pacific gyre, said Curt Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who has spent decades tracking flotsam.

I was once on a ship in the Western Pacific Ocean, the year was 1972, slowing sailing towards the Philippines. The night was a star gazers delight, the ocean was bright with plankton. I fear this scene, I saw, will be no more...

Location: Hawaii
Location: Hawaii

Location: Alaska
Location: Alaska


Event: International Coastal Cleanup
Location: Washington, DC

Location: Japan
Location: Japan


Location: Korea
Location: Korea


Location: Puerto Rico
Location: Puerto Rico


Location: Paupa New Guinea
Location: Paupa New Guinea




Need I say any more?

The above images are from http://marinedebris.noaa.gov


 

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