trash island found in caribbean

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By now you’ve got in all probability heard of the Texas-sized island of trash floating within the Pacific Ocean, so that you is probably not shocked to study that there are related islands floating in all of the world’s oceans and seas.

Nature photographer Caroline Power just lately shared footage of 1 such island, or “trash line” floating off the coast of Honduras. Energy explains that the trash line is generally made up of plastic and styrofoam. She provides that this 2-mile lengthy line is the results of tides and winds accumulating particles over time, and that it’s a critical menace to the habitats of quite a lot of species, together with child sea turtles.

Watch the interview beneath. And possibly by no means use a plastic fork once more.