Search for missing Malaysian Airline has found something… but it’s not an airplane

Search crews scouring the ocean for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have come across massive amounts of garbage, so called ‘garbage patches’. A recent article from National Geographic sheds light on the effect plastics and other debris has on the health of our oceans. In the article, scientist Kathleen Dohan explains the drastic effect of the circulating debris within the oceans in the span of ten years. That being said, the trash must end up somewhere and according to Dohan, all the garbage thrown resituates itself in what are called garbage patches, or in other words, underwater landfills. “The highest concentration of plastics can be found in the North Atlantic garbage patch, which receives most of its content from… read more →