what heading for this

widows son

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pretty sad all in all, no excuses can fit

I tend to agree there Paul makes me think about our west coast of Scotland beaches, they are some what littered with the same type debris
but all our government worry about is lead shot , I believe this shows a far bigger issue that just lead shot .

Some excellent filming work just a pity on the nature of the documentary.
 

bogtrotter

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Agree about our beaches , one of the worst I have seen, though you could hardly describe it as a beach is at the head of Loch Long at Arrochar.


You will see the debris all gathered up into piles awaiting collection, the scary thing is if you walk along the waters edge you will see tiny pieces of plastic which are too small to collect , some from the size of a finger nail down to not much bigger than a grain of sand,must have a serious effect on wildlife.

I am not talking of a few pieces , you are walking on a carpet of the stuff
 

6pointer

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Ayr beach has more condoms than a porno set and the rest i dont want to talk about. It does make you think when the powers that be spend fortunes trying to release beavers and fish eagles into a system that is seriously flawed.
 

rick6point5

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Sadly this has been going on for decades, a slow build up of rubbish arrives via ocean currents and ends up in the Great Pacific Rubbish Patch(it is massive & not only on the surface but in some places tens of metres deep floating on the ocean) North of Honalulu the Midway Atol is made of 3 islands, home to massive amounts of very important bird & fish species, this USA territory but they state its to expensive to clean up so all the flotsum & jetsum just groups together in the area and sadly for the 3 main Albatross species Laysan 70+% world pop/Black footed 40+% world pop & short tailed, they mistake all the smaller coloured bits of plastic for a favorite meal jellyfish, it fed to chicks who then get full up and can not eat anymore or pass the rubbish and actually starve to death. this is yet another travesty on our fragile planet.
this scale of contamination is also on the ocean bottom in the same spot, and has effected turtle population in a similar way who eat plastic bags thinking they are jellyfish and in turn end up with a similar fate. i am afraid this issue is just the tip of an iceberg that will sink us all.
 
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dlz90

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I tend to agree there Paul makes me think about our west coast of Scotland beaches, they are some what littered with the same type debris
but all our government worry about is lead shot , I believe this shows a far bigger issue that just lead shot .

Some excellent filming work just a pity on the nature of the documentary.


Good post and very sad, the true nature of the world we live in today what will we leave for our grandchildren ? the above highlighted point just says it all priorities are all wrong.











 
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