12 pictures that prove the ocean needs help

DEC 29, 2019 AT 10:23 AM

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5. The Shocking Size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Five years ago, the Great Pacific Garbage patch was created by two separate patches. It has become a toxic plastic soup. Australian scientists and the government are trying to deal with the patch but its continued growth has reached the size of India.

6. Oil Spill at Deepwater Horizon

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This species of bird has suffered greatly from the environmental disaster caused by the oil spill after BP's drilling platform exploded. A decade after the event, hundreds of species have been forced to migrate elsewhere. Oil creates too many hazards for our planet. We need to explore more eco-friendly alternatives.