Genius Hour Project
How Are We Affected?
The chemicals in the garbage are very dangerous (this is why you don´t see people walking around with trash in their mouth). After sitting in the water for a while, the chemicals are released all throughout our water. We definitely don´t want this in our water bottles.
Additionally, the trash is often mistaken as a jelly fish or a fish. When another animal eats the trash, it kills them. If the animal does not eventually die, another animal could eat the animal that consumed this trash (moving the trash up the food chain). Eventually, the trash then could end up on our dinner plate.
This image shows the major ocean currents that carry the unwanted trash through our oceans.
Unnecessary trash has built up in large patches. This view is from underneath the rim of a garbage patch.
These large ¨buildups¨ block the migration routes for many animals. This image shows a seal being rescued from the trash.