DCEFF’s Ocean Focus

Tonight we saw eight short films documenting the conservation work on oceans around the world. One illuminated efforts to develop a screen that filters out small particles of microplastic from sands.

 

The fascinating discovery is that ocean currents bring plastic debris to the same coastal areas year after year. If clean up efforts are concentrated on these beaches and shorelines we would see a dramatic decline in microplastics in the ocean. Called Gyres, the currents flow as seen in the map below:

 

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/man-invented-a-way-to-filter-microplastic-out-of-the-ocean/

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