New Delhi: For the first time ever an aerial survey revealed that the vast patch of garbage floating in Pacific Ocean is actually far worse and denser than earlier thought.
This laudable aerial expedition of ocean garbage patch was conducted by The Ocean Cleaup foundation that found bigger clump of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items at the northern edge of what is known as the great Pacific garbage patch, loaceted between Hawaii and California.
“Normally when you do an aerial survey of dolphins or whales, you make a sighting and record it,” said Boyan Slat, the 22-year-old Dutch inventor founder of the Ocean Cleanup.
“That was the plan for this survey. But then we opened the door and we saw the debris everywhere. Every half second you see something. So we had to take snapshots – it was impossible to record everything. It was bizarre to see that much garbage in what should be pristine ocean”,
According to The Guardian, the dense heart of the of the garbage patch is thought to be around 1m sq km (386,000 sq miles), with the periphery spanning a further 3.5m sq km (1,351,000 sq miles).
The UN UN environmental program highlighted that the great Pacific garbage patch is growing so fast that it, like the Great Wall of China, is becoming visible from space.