Wednesday, April 21, 2010

World marine debris totals 10 mln pieces in 1-day cleanup

Reuters: "'We saw flip-flops washing ashore on these islands in far northern Norway near the Arctic Circle,' Cousteau, a conservationist and grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, said in a telephone interview.

Cousteau was commenting on marine debris statistics released Tuesday by the Ocean Conservancy group.

'People don't wear flip-flops in the Arctic, at least not if they're sane,' Cousteau said. 'I think people are starting ... to realize that this is a global problem.'"

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