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Ocean Debris in the Pacific Where it comes from and ultimately how to stop it.
Contents <ul><li>What is Ocean Debris? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Effects ...
What is Ocean Debris? <ul><li>We have to know what it is first </li></ul><ul><li>Pieces of plastic, metal, and other man m...
Where Does Ocean Debris  Come From? <ul><li>Garbage is washed out to the Pacific through the sewers and rivers </li></ul><...
Environmental Concerns <ul><li>Animals tend to get the plastics  </li></ul><ul><li>and debris stuck in their  </li></ul><u...
Great Pacific Garbage Patch <ul><li>The great pacific garbage patch is as big as Texas </li></ul><ul><li>It is formed by t...
The Pacific Currents <ul><li>Currents all over the world form a gyre where garbage is compacted </li></ul><ul><li>Underwat...
<ul><li>Now, what about you? </li></ul>
How You Can Help <ul><li>Ways to help: </li></ul><ul><li>Help clean your local beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t litter, eve...
Shocking Pictures Garbage that is floating with kelp and seaweed
A Hawaiian beach filled with garbage from the garbage patch
A dead bird on a beach. Can you determine the cause of death?
“ Ghost” nets pulled from the ocean.
The End.
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  1. 1. Ocean Debris in the Pacific Where it comes from and ultimately how to stop it.
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>What is Ocean Debris? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Effects </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch </li></ul><ul><li>The Pacific Currents </li></ul><ul><li>How you can help </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Ocean Debris? <ul><li>We have to know what it is first </li></ul><ul><li>Pieces of plastic, metal, and other man made materials that have become afloat </li></ul><ul><li>Rain can wash littered garbage to the ocean </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where Does Ocean Debris Come From? <ul><li>Garbage is washed out to the Pacific through the sewers and rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal cities will have garbage wash off the streets, to the beaches, then the ocean </li></ul><ul><li>All this garbage will end up on other beaches, especially Hawaii’s </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environmental Concerns <ul><li>Animals tend to get the plastics </li></ul><ul><li>and debris stuck in their </li></ul><ul><li>digestive systems and </li></ul><ul><li>also often feed it to their young. </li></ul><ul><li>Objects can pose dangers to </li></ul><ul><li>everything and everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Dead birds are found </li></ul><ul><li>with everything from </li></ul><ul><li>lighters to bottle caps. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Great Pacific Garbage Patch <ul><li>The great pacific garbage patch is as big as Texas </li></ul><ul><li>It is formed by the currents forming a gyre compacting all of the garbage together </li></ul><ul><li>Everything can be found there, from lighters to children's toys </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Pacific Currents <ul><li>Currents all over the world form a gyre where garbage is compacted </li></ul><ul><li>Underwater “tornadoes” that swirl around. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Now, what about you? </li></ul>
  9. 9. How You Can Help <ul><li>Ways to help: </li></ul><ul><li>Help clean your local beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t litter, even on the streets </li></ul><ul><li>Keep garbage out of the sewers </li></ul><ul><li>Organize a cleaning event at your closest beach </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your principal, or even the student council and fundraise! </li></ul><ul><li> You can help the ocean! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shocking Pictures Garbage that is floating with kelp and seaweed
  11. 11. A Hawaiian beach filled with garbage from the garbage patch
  12. 12. A dead bird on a beach. Can you determine the cause of death?
  13. 13. “ Ghost” nets pulled from the ocean.
  14. 14. The End.

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