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Which, if you look how much water there is in our oceans, is not that much. But the oceans and our drinking water become more and more polluted, by our waste. Waste such as plastic bottles, candy wrappers, bags, fishing nets and much more. From Lighter to golf balls. And over the years this has broken down in tiny little pieces of plastic which we call the Plastic Soup.
Is it actually soup? No, but then why call it that. Well let us try and answer that. When plastic bottles, wrappers, bag etc are floating in the ocean for a while the UV light of the sun make the plastic brittle and the waves break it down. These small particle are called microplastics and they are floating in the sea. Some are bigger than others but all of these pieces make up this thing we call the plastic soup. Like meat balls in tomato soup.
All these pieces, large and small, are being carried by the ocean currents and it all comes together at the various gyres. A gyre is a large system of rotating ocean currents. which are large systems of rotating ocean currents. These larger and more permanent currents make up the systems of currents we call gyres and there are five of them. The North and South Pacific Subtropical Gyres, the North and South Atlantic Subtropical Gyres, and the Indian Ocean Subtropical Gyre.
In some instances, the term “gyre” is used to refer to the collections of plastic waste and other debris found in higher concentrations in certain parts of the ocean
We humans know that we can’t eat this “plastic soup” but birds and marine life like the Lysan Albatros, dolphins, whales, fish, turtles, do not and they mistake plastic bags for jelly fish. Birds eating the plastic pieces and other things like lighters, small toys etc. thinking it is actual food. They pass this on to their chicks.
And all this pollution is become an ever growing problem and it is something Clear Water Kids is trying to prevent. So join us and become a Clear Water Warrior! Do you have what it takes?
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