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Example Presentation Article Evaluation 1 By Laura Schmidt
EPA Asked to Set National Marine Plastic Debris Standard August 23, 2012 Environmental New Service ENS Website
Summary Garbage is making its way to the Pacific Ocean The North Pacific Gyre is a current that keeps this garbage trapped in the ocean The majority of this garbage is plastic. Sea Animals are eating the plastic & dying The garbage patch is growing
The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) & The Hawai'i Wildlife Fund conduct marine debris cleanups on Hawai'i Island, Kaho'olawe and Maui. We quite commonly find plastics and other materials that have been bitten by sharks and probably other animals. I invented the word "sharkastic" as a fun, educational term to teach people about the dangers of marine animals consuming poisonous plastics. I'm trying to unite people who are interested in this topic, so please visit for more info.
quantitative of or pertaining to the describing or measuring of quantity. Vocabulary Word 1
Entanglement something that snares Vocabulary Word 2
monofilament a single, generally large filament of synthetic fiberfilament Vocabulary Word 3
Fact / Opinion 1 Plastics are an everyday convenience for us but a daily death sentence for seabirds, seals, sea turtles and hundreds of other ocean species, said Emily Jeffers, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity OPINION
In creating these images, Photographer Chris Jordan explains that he did not move a single piece of plastic. Photos of the chicks document the actual stomach contents of birds living in "one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent."Chris Jordan explains
Fact / Opinion 2 Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of debris that spreads across 276,263 square miles, an area larger than the state of Texas. OPINION
The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) Ocean Resources Management Program has been flying monthly aerial surveys that circumnavigate the island of Kaho'olawe, HI since We document everything we can spot from ~100ft elevation, and I'm particularly interested in marine debris interactions... This is probably a green sea turtle but I can't confirm that.
Fact / Opinion 3 40 percent of the worlds oceans are covered in giant, swirling convergences of garbage, including billions of pounds of plastic FACT
Fact / Opinion 4 deadly consequences for at least 267 marine species, including endangered animals like Pacific loggerhead turtles, Steller sea lions and Hawaiian monk seals FACT
Marine debris found in the gastrointestinal content of a juvenile green turtle accidentally captured in Bahía Samborombón, Argentina.
50% of the turtle was just plastic. Green turtle Uruguay
Stomach of a juvenile green sea turtle filled with plastic. Found during a necropsy.
Fact / Opinion 5 Fish in the North Pacific ingest 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic each year FACT
The Marine Conservancy has published that the estimated decomposition rates of most plastic debris found on coasts are: Foamed plastic cups: 50 years Plastic beverage holder: 400 years Disposable diapers: 450 years Plastic bottle: 450 years Fishing line: 600 years
What does Schmidt think? This problem is DISGUSTING!!! WE are to blame!!! We have to………………………. REDUCE OUR USE of plastic PREVENT plastic from being litter or ending up in the waterways RECYCLE the plastic you do use VOLUNTEER in clean-up efforts
New plastic bottle made from 100% recovered plastic from the garbage patch.
WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF TO PREVENT THIS?
Discussion Questions 1.Why should we care, because it is out of sight, out of mind? 2.Predict what you think will happen in 20 years if this problem continues to get worse. 3.What are you willing to COMMIT to change about yourself and your daily habits?