Ocean Currents » deep-sea coral colonies http://blog.oceanconservancy.org News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy Fri, 27 May 2016 15:06:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 What’s on your beach? Ocean Conservancy’s 2012 Trash Index http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/03/27/the-news-aquatic-its-all-about-removing-the-trash/ http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2012/03/27/the-news-aquatic-its-all-about-removing-the-trash/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:59:19 +0000 Nick Mallos http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/?p=95

Today we release our latest data from our International Coastal Cleanup, a tsunami ghost ship appears and BP is still responsible for damage to the Gulf of Mexico.

Volunteers from the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup picked up enough food packaging for a person to get takeout for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for the next 858 years. At the same time, if all the butts that have been picked up by volunteers over the last 26 years were stacked up, they would be as tall as 3,613 Empire State Buildings. That’s a lot of trash.


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