Tuesday, April 5, 2016


A serious problem that does not come up as much as it should in the modern world is what we are doing to our oceans and marine life with all the plastic we dump in them. Do your research and write about the current situation, the reasons that things got so bad and the possible solutions.
Refer to my second blog, The Essay Archive, for sample essays: https://theessayarchive.blogspot.com.tr/  

Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         NASA reveals how 35 years of garbage turned into ocean garbage patches http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/08/31/nasa-video-reveals-35-years-trash-turned-ocean-garbage-patches
Reading material to make notes on: The Problem

·         Ocean trash5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain

·         The great Pacific garbage patch http://education.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/ 
Reading material to make notes on: Solutions
·         The ocean clean up http://www.theoceancleanup.com/ 
·         To clean up ocean plastics, focus on coasts… http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_18-1-2016-15-59-52   
·         Could we clean up the greatest Pacific garbage patch?  http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/clean-up-garbage-patch.htm
Videos to watch and make notes on:
·         Solution to the great Pacific garbage patch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljrbtYlku-k
·         Great Pacific garbage patch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXKpqHtkmHw
·         Tales from the ocean’s garbage patch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEvXUp44DDI
·         The clean oceans project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRTA0QSdFd4

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