What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It is the name given to a massive dump of floating garbage and debris found in the Pacific Ocean. Not only is this an environmental threat to marine life, but it is also a health threat to humans.
Today we observe World Oceans Day. The solution however, for cleaner oceans goes beyond this one day. The theme for this year is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ocean.
Check out The Ocean Cleanup, the largest cleanup in history. http://www.theoceancleanup.com/.