The great Pacific garbage patch

 
Last Updated: Sunday 07 June 2015

The great Pacific garbage patch

Many of these long-lasting pieces end up in the stomachs of marine birds and animals, including sea-turtles and albatross. The hazards of the rubble do not end here. The debris absorbs toxins in the water which, when ingested, are mistaken by the animals brain for estradiol, causing hormone disruption in them.

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