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Example Presentation Article Evaluation 1. By Laura Schmidt. EPA Asked to Set National Marine Plastic Debris Standard. August 23, 2012 Environmental New Service ENS Website. Summary. Garbage is making itâ€™s way to the Pacific Ocean
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Example PresentationArticle Evaluation 1 By Laura Schmidt
EPA Asked to Set National Marine Plastic Debris Standard August 23, 2012 Environmental New Service ENS Website
Summary • Garbage is making it’s way to the Pacific Ocean • The North Pacific Gyre is a current that keeps this garbage trapped in the ocean • The majority of this garbage is plastic. • Sea Animals are eating the plastic & dying • The garbage patch is growing
The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) & The Hawai'i Wildlife Fund conduct marine debris cleanups on Hawai'i Island, Kaho'olawe and Maui. We quite commonly find plastics and other materials that have been bitten by sharks and probably other animals. I invented the word "sharkastic" as a fun, educational term to teach people about the dangers of marine animals consuming poisonous plastics. I'm trying to unite people who are interested in this topic, so please visit http://sharkastics.org for more info.
Vocabulary Word 1 quantitative of or pertaining to the describing or measuring of quantity.
Vocabulary Word 2 Entanglement something that snares
Vocabulary Word 3 monofilament a single, generally large filament of synthetic fiber
Fact / Opinion 1 • “Plastics are an everyday convenience for us but a daily death sentence for seabirds, seals, sea turtles and hundreds of other ocean species,” said Emily Jeffers, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity OPINION
In creating these images, Photographer Chris Jordan explains that he did not move a single piece of plastic. Photos of the chicks document the actual stomach contents of birds living in "one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent."
Fact / Opinion 2 • Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of debris that spreads across 276,263 square miles, an area larger than the state of Texas. OPINION
The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) Ocean Resources Management Program has been flying monthly aerial surveys that circumnavigate the island of Kaho'olawe, HI since 2003. We document everything we can spot from ~100ft elevation, and I'm particularly interested in marine debris interactions... This is probably a green sea turtle but I can't confirm that. http://kahoolawe.hawaii.gov
Fact / Opinion 3 • 40 percent of the world’s oceans are covered in giant, swirling convergences of garbage, including billions of pounds of plastic FACT
Fact / Opinion 4 • deadly consequences for at least 267 marine species, including endangered animals like Pacific loggerhead turtles, Steller sea lions and Hawaiian monk seals FACT
Marine debris found in the gastrointestinal content of a juvenile green turtle accidentally captured in Bahía Samborombón, Argentina.
Stomach of a juvenile green sea turtle filled with plastic. Found during a necropsy.
Fact / Opinion 5 • Fish in the North Pacific ingest 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic each year FACT
The Marine Conservancy has published that the estimated decomposition rates of most plastic debris found on coasts are: Foamed plastic cups: 50 years Plastic beverage holder: 400 years Disposable diapers: 450 years Plastic bottle: 450 years Fishing line: 600 years http://coastalcare.org/2009/11/plastic-pollution/