Don’t add to the patch

We depend on our oceans for several different daily activities such as transportation, food, trade, business and leisure

We depend on our oceans for several different daily activities such as transportation, food, trade, business and leisure.

Yet it seems we are not appreciating our oceans as we should. More pollution and garbage is added to our waters every day. It has come to the point in which a large collection of debris has formed in the Pacific Ocean, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. And a second patch is located in the Atlantic.

Due to its unique, scattered location and the microscopic nature of its content, the patch is difficult to spot. It also gives us the major issue of how we can clean up such a monumental area in such deep ocean water.

We can help by not adding to these patches. As a student in the Parkland Secondary Marine Institute, I encourage you to spread the message and help clean up our oceans. Next time you walk along the beach, pick up any litter you come across. The ocean and the fish will thank you.

Morgan Bacheldor