Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Plastic bag at sea - a deadly prison

Plastics outlive humans, they are immortal
Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday

Folded plastic bears remnants of organisms from fish fry to crustaceans trapped in this plastic bag. The cause of death is asphyxiation and exposure to unfavorable conditions and predators.  Entombment in sand and detritus seals their fate, so with countless marine organisms lured into this artificial abode.   
 
The part of this plastic sheet that is exposed to sunlight shows initial algal growth, but it is just a temporary foothold. Plastics find their way to sea via the tides and flowing rivers, littering and direct dumping. Plastic bottles to car parts outlive humans, for which they are dubbed immortal. White Sands Resort.  Morong, Bataan.  
April 27 2014  

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