Deaths-head Jester

[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]


It's weekly, funny, and free!


More than 5,600 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!

The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!


Ping this story
in social media:

Posted Fri Jun 19 2009: from Christian Science Monitor:
The Pacific isn't the only ocean collecting plastic trash
...while the Pacific Ocean has garnered much attention for what some call the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" -- a vast expanse of floating plastic deposited in the middle of the ocean by circulating currents -- the problem doesn't stop there. New research shows that plastic has collected in a region of the Atlantic as well, held hostage by converging currents, called gyres, to form a swirling "plastic soup." And those fragments of plastic could also be present at the other three large gyres in the world's oceans, says Kara Lavender Law, a member of the oceanography faculty at the Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole, Mass., which conducted the study.
[Read more stories about: contamination, plastic gyre, stupid humans]

No reader quips yet -- be the first!

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:

We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

'Doc Michael says:
Keeping up w/ the plastic garbage Joneses.

More stories:
  • How aerosols mask climate change
  • Troubled waters: Low Apalachicola River flow may hurt gulf fisheries
  • (The Pacific isn't the only ocean collecting plastic trash)
  • New diesel trucks and buses cut soot and smog more than 90 percent
  • Even If You Don't Use Pesticides, Your Home May Harbor Them

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The