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Devil in the Deep Blue Sea

Environment  (tags: deadzones, oceans, pollution, protection, ecosystems, destruction, environment, conservation, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals )

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The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is big (really big), but it represents just a fraction of them in the United States.

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. (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 4:22 am
Depressing, but interesting article.

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 5:02 am
noted, thanks cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 6:47 am
Macabre--thanks Cal

Robert O (12)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 10:00 am
Thanks Cal.

David K (2)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 10:00 am
As if all that wasn't bad enough, now, in addition to nurdles: Water pollution is increasingly caused by plastic particles, including nurdles, pre-production microplastic resin pellets typically under 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter found outside of the typical plastic manufacturing stream and an intermediate good used to produce plastic final products;[1] microbeads from cosmetics; and the breakdown products of plastic litter. Plastic particle water pollution is also referred to as mermaids' tears.[2]
Approximately 60 billion pounds (27 million tonnes) of nurdles are manufactured annually in the United States.[3] One pound of pelletized HDPE contains approximately 25,000 nurdles (approximately 20 mg per nurdle). Nurdles

There are nano particles Way smaller than nurdles being used in everything from tires to clothing to cosmetics. Nanotechnology These not only get in the water, but in the air.

Heidi Walderra (162)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 11:03 am
Noted. thank you Cal.

pam w (139)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 11:53 am
The oceans are the birthplace of life on earth and we're just DEFILING them! I don't feel so bad about losing humanity here on earth but I resent like HELL that we're murdering millions of innocent animals as we go.

Leopold M (23)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 2:46 pm
What to say?

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 3:34 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. As Pam W. mentioned above; the ocean is mother of us all. The French call it La Mer.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 5:51 pm
Noted--thanks again Cal.

Melanie Simon (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 6:36 pm
Very depressing- particularly the fact that this kind of problem isn't even enough to spur people -governments and business- into action to ban certain practises and make life enhancing practices compulsory. Massive toxic legacies everywhere and it's all just business as usual.

Carol P (46)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 6:52 pm
When will we learn that we can't endlessly put chemicals into our environment?

Derya Z (8)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 8:56 pm

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 9:15 pm
Mqrine life is under teriffic stress esp. in The Gulf of Mexico. Rember the nice globs of Oil held on the bottom with BP additives to conceal the volumn of their oil spill? We must do everything possible to repair damages or suffer the demise of Marinelife.

Sarah Markey (39)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 1:39 am
Noted, thank you for the article.

Carol Johnson (25)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:40 am
Noted...thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:42 am
this is scary stuff, thanks

Frances Darcy (133)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 5:42 am

Past Member (0)
Friday August 15, 2014, 7:27 pm
noted... people are THE Problem on Earth.
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