The schooling fish in the deep ocean are practically gone. We have only caught one tuna in over a month of fishing.
In his email from July 12th, Captain Moore describes how what we know as Styrofoam breaks down faster in the ocean and tells us of yet another danger of the floating plastic trash and its potentially devastating impact on species diversity.
Captain Moore discovered the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch, and he is continuing his research on a 4 month journey. His most recent update will shock you.
"This insidious invasion of the biosphere by our plastic waste," writes Captain Moore, "is in some ways more alarming for us humans than global warming."