[2015] yvette Garretson (5th Earth Science 2015): Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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[2015] yvette Garretson (5th Earth Science 2015): Great Pacific Garbage Patch

How big is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and where is it located?-About twice the size of Texas-Located between hawaii and California is the Eastern patch; Located between Hawaii and Japan is the Western Patch.At some places there is so much plastic that it makes a layer of 90 feet thick

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What does the Great Pacific Garbage Patch do to the environment?-It feeds its plastic into the animals-Binds its ropes and plastic items around them -Gives them big wounds, or kills them by using sharp, or big materials Almost all of the things it does kills them. That's why at least 136,000 seals, sea lions and large whales are being killed each year, having horrible deaths.

What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch made out of/how long does it take for trash to break down?-The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly made out of plastic, but there also is fish gear, ropes, plastic wrappers of food, and many other materials.-It can take months, years, or even centuries for trash to break down, depends on what material it isIt will some times take dozens of years to break down plastic and other waste stuff in the ocean

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