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Environment  (tags: ecosystems, habitatdestruction, oceans )

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A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, is full of a plastic stew that is entering the food chain. Scientists say these toxins are causing obesity, infertility...and worse.

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Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2007, 3:06 am
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Catman P. (913)
Tuesday May 15, 2007, 3:08 am
This story breaks my heart but contains informaton we all need to know.

BarbCat SunshineLady (1645)
Friday May 25, 2007, 8:47 am
It breaks my heart, too, Catman. It's such a shame that it's come to this.

Judy Munn (83)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 2:39 pm
It happens here in Australia, too. I don't know whether it's just that people don;t think, or whether they throww plasic bags, etc. in the oceans, deliberately. It's shocking, nonetheless and the perpetrators should be fined. The trouble is catching the people in the act.

ROBERT FRY (209)
Monday June 1, 2009, 10:16 am
W.P.C.G
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AND CONSERVATION GROUP

733 BRADFORD ROAD, BATLEY
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FOUNDER ROBERT WILLIAM FRY

"FIGHTING TO CONSERVE ALL WILDLIFE SINCE 2000"
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THE WORLDS SEA'S

TWO THIRDS OF THIS PLANET IS COVERED IN WATER , AND IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MOST PEOPLE THINK FOR THE HEALTH OF THE WORLD.

THE SEA CONTAINS FISH , MAMALS ,PLANKTON,AND SO MANY OTHER LIFE FORMS , SOME WE ARE STILL TO FIND .

THERE ARE MOUNTAINS , VALLEYS , DESERTS AND VOLCANOS .

MAN HAS USED THE SEA SINCE HE LEARNT TO WALK AND USE TOOLS , HE TRADES BY SEA, HOLIDAYS BY SEA,AND HE DUMPS HIS RUBBISH IN THE SEAS .

ESTIAMTES THAT FLOATING IN THE WORLDS SEAS ARE SEVERAL MILLION TONS PER YEAR OF MAN MADE RUBBISH.

WE HAVE DUMPED HOUSEHOLD WASTE , EFFLUANT , OIL AND EVEN NUCULAR WASTE IN THE SEAS .


THE SEAS KEEP THIS WORLD ALIVE , THE SEA SOAKS UP THE HEAT OF THE SUN AND SPREADS IN AROUND THE WORLD BY CURRENTS , ENSURING THAT THE WORLDS TEMPERATURES STAY STATIC , THE WARM AREAS DO NOT OVER HEAT OR THE FROZEN AREA DO NOT COOL DOWN TOO MUCH.

THE SEAS SUPPORT PLANKTON WHICH PRODUCE OVER 80% OF THE WORLDS OXYGEN , AND ALSO SUPPLY FOOD FOR OTHER SEA DEWELLERS

MANKIND HAS OVER THE YEARS OVER FISHED THE SEAS , HAS HUNTED WHALES ,SEALS AND DRILLED FOR OIL AND GAS , ALL OF WHICH HAVE DAMAGED THE ECO SYSTEM OF THE SEAS .

MANKIND SEAMS TO THINK THAT BECAUSE THE WORLDS SEAS COVER SO MUCH OF THE PLANET THAT WE CAN DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO IT .THE AMOUNT OF SCRAP IRON THAT LYES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEAS MUST BE COUNTED IN MILLION OF TONS ,JUST THINK OF THE NUMBER OF SHIPS THAT HAVE SUNK OVER THE YEARS.

THERE IS NO COMBINED EFFORT BY THE WORLDS COUNTRIES TO REDUCE AND STOP THE DUMPING OF RUBBISH , THOSE THAT DO HAVE REGULATIONS ONLY COVER A 12 MILE LIMIT AROUND THIER COUNTRY, SO THEN DUMP PAST THE 12 MILE LIMIT ...SOLVING NOTHING.

EVERY COUNTRY USES THE SEAS FOR FOOD , WHICH IF CONTROLED CAN SUSTAIN THE STOCK OF FISH , THOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL CREATURES THAT CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO BE HUNTED .

WHALES HAVE BEEN HUNTED FOR OIL,MEAT AND RESEARCH, NONE OF WHICH CAN NOW BE JUSTIFIED AND WILL HAVE TO BE STOPPED .
SEALS HAVE BEEN HUNTED FOR THIER PELTS , THOUGH NOW CANADA HAS SUFFERED A SET BACK BECAUSE THE EU HAVE NOW BANNED ALL SEAL PRODUCTS , THUS REDUCING INCOME AND CUTTING THE NUMBER OF SEALS NOW BEING KILLED.

SINCE 1992 THERE HAVE BEEN THOUSANDS OF PLASTIC DUCKS CIRCLEING THE WORLD VIA THE OCEANS .

THEY FELL OFF A CONTAINER SHIP AND HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY THE OCEAN CURRENTS THROUGH THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS ,AND HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED BY OCEANOGRAPHERS WHO HAVE LEARNT A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE WAY THE CURRENTS WORK IN THE OCEANS AND SEAS OF THE WORLD .

WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE MANKIND SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHERE THE RUBBISH WE THROW INTO THE WORLDS SEAS WILL FLOW TOO.

FOR MANY YEARS I LIVED BY THE SEA , AND EVERYDAY WALKING THE BEACHES I NOTICED THE AMOUNT OF RUBBISH THAT WAS LEFT AT THE HIGH TIDE MARK .

RUBBISH SUCH AS PLASTIC BAGS , HUMAN WASTE, AND WASTE FROM ALSORTS OF MANUFACTUREING PROSESSES,

THE WILDLIFE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION GROUP IS DEDICATED TO ENSURING THAT THE WORLDS SEAS ARE PROTECTED AND CLEANED UP , BUT IN ORDER TO DO THIS WE NEED HELP FROM EVERYONE ,IN EVERY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD AND NEED FELLOW CONSERVATIONISTS TO JOIN US .

WE NEED TO COMPILE A LIST OF ALL COUNTRIES WITH ACESS TO THE SEA , OF THE DEPT THAT DEALS WITH SUCH ISSUES AND PEOPLE TO CONTACT .
WE NEED THOSE OF LIKE MINDS TO OURS TO ASSIST WITH CONTACTING OF GOVERMENTS AND POSTING NEWS .

THIS IS NOT A SHORT TERM PROJECT AND MAY IN FACT TAKE MANY YEARS TO ACHIEVE OUR AIMS , FOR FIRST WE HAVE TO CONVINCE THE WORLDS GOVERMENTS TO ACT TO PROTECT THE WORLDS SEAS.

THE UNITED NATIONS HAVE GONE A SHORT WAY TO THIS END WITH THE STOCKHOLM CONVENTION ,BUT LIKE ALL GOVERMENT IDEAS IT IS SLOW TO DO ANYTHING , FINDS ITS UNABLE TO IMPLEMENT MOST OF THE RULES , AS NATIONAL GOVERMENTS FAIL TO SIGN UP OR FOLLOW THE RULES , THEY STATE THAT ONE OR MORE PARTS DONT CONCERN THEM OR WILL IN SOME WAY EFFECT THIER COUNTRY.

IT IS NOW TIME THAT ALL COUNTRIES PUT ASIDE THIER PETTY CLAIMS AND JOIN TOGETHER TO CLEAN UP OUR OCEANS , BEFORE THEY ARE DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR.

WE ONLY HAVE THIS ONE PLANET TO LIVE ON , AND GOD FORBID THAT WE EVER MANAGE TO SETTLE ON ANOTHER FOR WE WOULD ONLY MESS THAT UP TOO.

WE NEED TO COMPILE A LIST OF ALL COUNTRIES AND THE DEPARTMENT IN THAT GOVERMENT WHO DEALS WITH THE SEA, EVEN THE LAND LOCKED COUNTRIES NEED TO JOIN THE EFFORT, THERE IS NO EXCUS FOR NOT HELPING TO CLEAN AND PROTECT THE WORLDS SEAS.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN THIS WORK SIGN UP AS A MEMBER OF THE WILDLLIFE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION GROUP ,SEND THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO SEND ON TO THIER FRIENDS AND JOIN THE GROUP.

WE NEED MEMBERS IN EVERY COUNTRY TO ENABLE US TO DO THE WORK ....


PLEASE EMAIL ALL DETAILS OF GOVERMENT CONTACTS TO WORLDPEACOCK@AOL.COM

ROBERT FRY
MAY 2009

Nora J. (229)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 3:52 pm
In the brilliant documentary series, 'Life After People', they describe how the major cities and structures will cave in on themselves or be overrun by Nature. However, this plastic 'soup' will live on and one causing enormous damage to marine life, years after we have gone. Humans are a blight and embarrassment on this beautiful planet.

Nora J. (229)
Monday March 29, 2010, 6:40 pm
Just when you thought it was really bad:

http://5gyres.org/

Regards, Nora J

. (0)
Friday June 4, 2010, 10:46 pm
not only plastic,there are so many big cities that pump raw sewage directly into the oceans,most ships dump at sea the list goes on and on man is just the most ignorant species that there is keep on pupping out kids with no regard for the future.

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