Sunday, September 5, 2010

NOW, PLASTIC IN THE ATLANTIC!



Did we ever think that the Atlantic Ocean would be safe of this terrible "human" plague?

Of course not! As you click on the image, it will take to you an article published in the Clarín newspaper, from Argentina.

It talks about the discoveries made by scientists studying the ocean over a period of time...

Remember that one of the important factors of investigation has to do with keeping it constant in time...

You can also write about this article, stating 7 things you find interesting in the article! I will be waiting to read from you!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Florence:
Wow that is veryy bad for our Planet. I found this things interesting:
1) 22 years without finding it.
2)Plastics durate less than 60 days to travel from the cost of America to the zone where there is the island of trash.
3) Its all because of our fault.
4)In every place where there is water, there is trash.
5) Very dificult to eliminate this islands.

6) There are some plastic bags that have batteries inside ( and that is worst).
7)Some are worst than others.

I am very sorry to have this news in the newspeper.
Ok, Good Bye Florence
Have a nice day
Love...
Clare

Anonymous said...

Hello miss Florence,
That photo really amazed me!.
7 things I found interesting:
1. A group of U.S. researchers discovered how and why they formed an island of garbage in the Atlantic
2. It was already known of the existence of the giant island of plastic floating in the North Pacific
3. Now researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, unveiled in the journal Science - the results of the collection of samples taken between 1986 and 2008
4. While the researchers found that floating waste take less than 60 days to get from the U.S. coast to the accumulation area, the giant island of plastic debris was formed thrown from the Americas. However, the maximum discharge from the north.
5. There are plastics more dangerous than others, depending on their composition
6. The problem is what to include: no plastic waste or batteries containing metallic substances.
7. Anywhere there is a convergence oceanic potential for accumulation of trash.
See You,
Ana (olivos)

Valentina P. said...

Hi Miss Florance!!!
I founded this article about the island of plastic as much as intresting as the one in the pacific, (wich was very intresting by the way)

The seven things I recognize as the most important are:

A big group of north americans investigators after 22 years of finding acumulatiuons of plastic in the middle of the ocean, that thre was an island of plastic.

It was already known about that in the Pacific but now also was found in the Atlantic.

Plastic watse takes 60 days to reach to the cost who are pushed by strong winds and superficial current.

It depends on the components of the plastic to be dangerous.

The big problem is that some plastic watse are batteries and other metalic sustances that are quite very dangerous, and that also helps to make the water sour and to make jellyfish a plague.

Anywhere there is a convergence oceanic potential for accumulation of trash.

It is extremly difficult to eliminate this trash.

I found this very intrestinG, I would like to know more about all this!!!

Kisses
Valen P. 6A Olivos

Anonymous said...

hi miss florence
This is terrible plastic in an island full of trash this is what the photo show us
1- A group of peeple saw that an island is full of garbaje
2- All for the people faults
3- The gruop coudnt see what would happen to the people
4-It also ways that the plastic amunted
5-All, this was of 22years of plastic
6- There are plastic bags with bateries inside of it
7- All this was in the atlantic ocean
nicola 6a

Anonymous said...

HI MISS FLORENCE, I WAS BORED IN MY HOUSE AND I THOUGHT THAT I COULD POST A COMMENT IN A POST THAT YOU PUT, AND I SAW THE POST OF THE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN, AND I FOUND THIS INTERESTING:
1. THAT PASSED 22 YEARS WITHOUT KNOWING ABOUT THE ISLAND.
2.THERE IS AN ISLAND MADE OF TRASH.
3.THERE ARE 580000 PIECES OF PLASTIC IN EACH SQUARED KILOMETER (BIGGER THAN CUBA).
4.THERE WERE ABOUT 7000 STUDENTS LOOKING FOR TRASH.
5.ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO ELIMINATE THE TRASH ISLANDS.
6.THERE ARE BATTERIES IN THE WATER, AND THAT IS VERY HARMFULL.
7. AND IT IS ALL OUR FAULT.
URIEL 6B

Anonymous said...

Florence,
1.. A group of American investigators finally found out why did a plastic trash island form.
2.. They found out that the plastics didnt take more than 60 days to get from shore to the acumulation of plastic.
3.. This amount of plastic were carried away by a superficial wave of water to the "island" of plastic.
4.. They also discovered that the most small small piece of plastic after being disolved by the weather is layed at the bottom of the ocen,
5.. The plastic had a very elevated amount of mercury.
6.. Fishing makes a big deal of all this contamination because the plastic that fishermen throw to the water end in a seals neck or another animals neck.
7.. The plastics are visible but the most worring thing is that some trash have in them batteries, or very harming things for earth.
Sofi L. Pchica

Anonymous said...

hi florence the plastic iland is very bad for our planet
because it is made of trash.

sientist investigate the iland 22 years

also the plastic is contaminating the water were fishes live

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Florence
I´m very surprise about the plastic in the atlantic!! We are contaminating a lot our planet!!
I found 7 things:
1) Some investigators of USA after 22 years they didn´t know about the island!
2) They said that is was an island full of garbage.
3) It is nearly imposible to eliminate the trash of the island.
4) Is the humans falt
5) The latter gives the highest concentration, which comes to 580,000 pieces per square kilometer, most of millimeter, the surface of the area exceeds that of Cuba.
6)While the researchers found that floating waste take less than 60 days to get from the U.S. coast to the accumulation area.
7)There are plastics more dangerous than others, depending on their composition.
Bye Bye
Bauti Vf 6C

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Florence,
Here are 7 things I was interested when I read the article.
1. A group of USA people investigated and found out why did and island of trash was formed.
2. This island of trash was formed by the trash of the three Americas, and north America was the one which more trash threw to the ocean.
3. There are plastic objects which are more dangerous than others.
4. The problem with plastic objects is that some contain metallic things or things with battery, and some also have oil inside.
5. Any place were there is an ocean there will be probability of having trash in it.
6. It is a really difficult task to eliminate this islands were there is a lot of trash.
7. People had the idea of replacing the plastic for other materials.

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Florence,
It was amazing, know im very surprise about the plastic in the atlantic! We are contaminating a lot our world !
I found out 7 things about it:
1) Some investigators of USA after 22 years they didn´t know about the island!

2) They said that is was an island full of garbage.

3) It is nearly imposible to eliminate the trash of the island.

4) Is the humans falt

5) The latter gives the highest concentration, which comes to 580,000 pieces per square kilometer, most of millimeter, the surface of the area exceeds that of Cuba.

6)While the researchers found that floating waste take less than 60 days to get from the U.S. coast to the accumulation area.

7)There are plastics more dangerous than others, depending on their composition.


Mili P……. 6ºB

Anonymous said...

Miss Florence:
1)Every little paper, or every little thing, that is not sopussed to be in the osean, it is our fault.
2)22 years without having nothing of information.
3)There are plastic bags with batteries inside of them.
4)There are plastics very dangerous.
5) If we dont do nothing about it, we are going to be a wrong examples for the future, and we are not going to be the ones who are going to suffer, our future family is going to suffer.
6) Where we find water we find a realy basurero.
7) How do we pretend to have a nice world, if we do all this of hurt to our planet, and he is, what it gives us life?

Anonymous said...

Hi miss florence
the photo is impersive I didnt knwe such amount of trash was in our earth
seven things i consider impoertant are
1)there are very danguerous plastics
2)it is all our fault.
3)it is very dificult to take all de trash out
4)many plastics bags contain toxic metals
5)the floating waste takes less tahn 60 days to get to teh trash area
6) very dificult to eliminate the ilands
7)many years without finding it

bye miss florence
santiago martelli

Anonymous said...

Miss Florence,

I was so fascinated by the subject, I went on to do a little more research of my own. Some of the facts I have put below are related to the subject, but do not actually appear in the text. Don't worry though, I did read it!

1) That there is a plastic island in the North Pacific.
2)That its surface is more than Cuba's.
3)At this stage, it is next to impossible for us to eliminate all the garbage currently contaminating our planet.
4) That it wasn't brought to attention before that there was so much rubbish infiltrating the sea.
5) Sea turtles often mistake plastic bags as jellyfish, despite their keen senses.
6) Metal inside the bags makes them worse for the environment.
7) Though plastic takes an incredibly long time to decompose, even on land, a tin can may take several hundred years to decompose when in the water.

Megan

Anonymous said...

Miss Florence,
the comment above Santiago Martelli`s one, the one that dosnt have a name, its mine!
with love SOFIB

Anonymous said...

Dear Florence
1)It is amazing the size of the island, bigger than a country.
2)It make me anoyed that the ones that contaminate most are the people that lives in North America.
3)It is terrible that so many animals die because of our contamination.
4)It is sad that people may have a sick baby because of eating a fish contaminated.
5)It is disgraceful the contamination all around us.
6)In many parts of the world there are kilometers of contamination.
7)I am sure if we replaced materials for recylcng ones the world would be a better place.
Bauti c 6B

Anonymous said...

Hi Florence,
That is something amazing, first in the pasific ocean and now in the atlantic, it is incredible. They where 22 years without finding it and plastics durate less than 60 days to travel from the cost the the island made of garbage. We have to be careful because this is our fault. In every place where there is water, we found garbage, he have to react. Is very difficult to eliminate this island but the best we can do is STOP throwing garbage anywhere!!
Juli M. 6°B

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Florence: There is lot of plastic all over the world!
1. there are plastic is there from 22 years ago!
2.they dont discovered up to now what consecuence we will have.
3.They discoverd an island of plastic and trush.
4.The plastic takes less than 60 days.
5. The island of trush and plastic was made from the 3 americas.
6.In this years there was more and more plastic very fast and scientist couldnt belive it.
7.There are some peaces pf plastic that now in days is very very very very small.
seee you , flor

Anonymous said...

Hi!!!
All this isn't doing well to our planet!
An here are some things that I found intresting
1-There are more deangerous plastics than others.
2-there are plastics that contain batteries or metals
3-There were 22 years of acumulating (juntando)plastcs in the middle of the Ocean.
4-the plastic forms island of trash
5-the "resuidios"(i dont know the word in spanish take les than 60 days to get to North america's coast's
6-It is very very difficult to take away these islands
7-people already knew about these island existing
nicky b olivos