Coming soon to the Antartic : a garbage patch


I previously wrote that both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans are massively polluted by plastic. The same plastic, so convenient and so ubiquituous that it is becoming a curse of our time. Now to Discovery News :

Much of the global ocean remains uncharted in terms of pollution, (…). And now even the most remote, pristine waters on the planet — the coastal seas of Antarctica — are being invaded by plastic debris.

(…) Even in the exceedingly remote Davis and Durmont D’Urville seas they found errant fishing buoys and a plastic cup. Plastic packaging was found floating in the Amundsen Sea (see map).

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