- oceanpreneurMe taking watersamples during my #hitchsailing trip around the Atlantic. The samples I took seem like bright clean ocean water. No plastic seen in there! Adventurers and Scientists for conservation @adventurescience examined them on microplastic parcels. They all contained plastic, except for one! The rest of the samples, taken in different locations in the #Atlanticocean had more than 11 microparcels of plastic per liter. Between Canary Islands and Cabo verde I took one which had 47 microparcels!
You probably know that #plastic is an issue. At the store around the corner you have to pay 10 cents now for your plastic bag, so you might bring you own. Your municipality might ask you to seperate plastic. Or they even ban it (Hoorah Hawaii!). Perhaps you’ve seen a picture once of some sea creature eating plastic. Somehow you know it’s an issue. But do you know the scale of it? Why plastic in an issue? And what you can do to reduce your impact? It’s only since I started #freediving and #sailing that I’ve become aware how really bad it is! I made a little presentation about the plastic situation in our playground: the ocean! Check it out on oceanxploration.com #ocean #oceanlover #oceanconservation #fearlessfemales #microplastic #plasticpollution #plasticchallenge #trashtag #plasticnevergoesaway #exposingtrash #adventurescience #waterlust #wateryoudoing #waterislife #microplastics #underwater #freediving #freediver #marinelife #take3 #savetheearth #startwith1thing #oceanpreneur #splash4theoceans #splash4theocean #makeasplash
- projectiontravelNice work! We sail extensively in the South Pacific and would love to collect water samples for testing, if they are needed in those areas. How do you collect and donate them? Looks like you would need glass or stainless bottles for collection? Keep up the good work!!
- friendlydrifterAwesome Job! People need to be more aware of the impact this has on everyone. Especially if they consume fish!! Unfortunately plastic is now part of the foodchain.
- cthulhuobsessedI've been teaching my middle school students about this issue in my science classes. Thank you for highlighting a serious issue.
- laurpalladinoThank you helping to educate others! Most people don't understand because they haven't witnessed the problems with plastic in their own environment. Keep doing the good work!
- dutchpictureindustryGood job! Do you know The Ocean Cleanup project. Very interesting project about cleaning on big scale.