Marine Nature and Plastic

In 1990 David Bellamy stated: Ninety Mile Beach, clean sand washed by purest sea and Parengarenga Harbour, ... possibly the purest and most unpolluted on the earth. Fast forward to 2019 and the map below shows the density of plastic within the moana that surrounds us. Each dot represents 20kg of plastic and the whiter the area the more dense the plastic is.


Last year's reports stated NZ oceans are the most dangerous in the world for seabirds eating plastic waste and Oriental Bay has some of the world's worst plastic ...more ↓

Posted on September 06, 2019 09:20 by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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The purpose of this project is to photograph and document how organisms are affected by plastic in the marine environment of New Zealand. This could be death by fishing line, goose barnacles growing on a plastic bottle, or discarded tyres creating an artificial habitat, etc.

For observations of organisms affected by plastic in New Zealand's terrestrial environment, please add ...more ↓

Mini jacqui-nz created this project on September 05, 2019

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