Friday, April 23, 2010

earthhhh dayyy

was yesterday, hope you all enjoyed it!!
during my day i spent most of it studying outside in the sunshine for my final exam i had today (hurrrray summer AT LAST)

now on a more serious note, yesterday i learned something i didnt know about and thought "HOW did i not know about this? this is HUGE"
so i thought, if i didn't know...who else doesn't?because of this, i wanted to tell you lovely people (because i feel its important that you do know)

have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

(holy crap you can see it from space)

what is it you ask?

“Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” or “trash vortex” – essentially a floating expanse of waste and debris in the Pacific Ocean now covering an area twice the size of the continental U.S. Believed to hold almost 100m tons of flotsam, this vast “plastic soup” stretches 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan:

“The “soup” is actually two linked areas, either side of the islands of Hawaii, known as the Western and Eastern Pacific Garbage Patches. About one-fifth of the junk – which includes everything from footballs and kayaks to Lego blocks and carrier bags – is thrown off ships or oil platforms. The rest comes from land.”

watch that video for more information my friends
its preeeettttttty important