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How clean is the Pacific Ocean?


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Is this what Armageddon would look like? Terrifying archive footage from the 1950s shows mushroom clouds burst into the sky over Nevada and the Pacific Ocean during US nuclear tests

The clips were taken in 1953, 1955 and 1958 on Enemen Island, which lies between Hawaii and the Philippines. The recordings are part of an archive of 750 videos taken by the US Government, which are now declassified. In the three videos, the Pacific Ocean is engulfed in huge mushroom clouds, which emit a bright light. It comes as North Korea threatened to conduct weekly missile tests as tensions with the US threaten to boil over.


Hubby and I like to take a cruise now and again due to his spinal issues we cannot travel in and out of airports or walk much. So the cruise is the solution for us.

While we have been in the Pacific  on various trips off the boats, I have mentioned to hubby I wonder how clean the Pacific Ocean is, due to all the French Nuclear testing now I find the US did it also.

Makes you wonder what the fish are like we are told are so good for our health. 

Perhaps we as humans will wake up one night and glow in the dark and not need torches!

How clean is the Pacific Ocean? Not very clean at all I would suggest Ann.

Garbage accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California.

Thanks RnR.

I remember after the Japanese disaster that we were told a lot of the rubbish from the Tital waves were heading towards California, and would take 3 years toget there.  Goodness what a mess that is in the photo RNR  The clicking onto the other site you posted I see this map!  Glad I don't live on the East coast of our country.  Thats awful, totally put me off fish!




An energy map provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Thousands of people fled their homes along the Pacific coast of North and South America on Friday as a tsunami triggered by Japan's massive earthquake reached the region but appeared to spare it from major damage. REUTERS/NOAA/Center for Tsunami Research/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

The Pacific will only get worse if war breaks out!


I thought you would be interested in this story I found on MSN:




North Korea's nuclear weapons program poses serious threat to Australia, Julie Bishop warns




US has changed its approach to North Korea: Bishop

Ms Bishop said the Trump administration would prioritise "creative" options to cease North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, signalling a change of approach from that of former president Barack Obama.

"North Korea is to be prevented from carrying out further tests but this can be done in many ways," Ms Bishop said.


Another story about the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch...

The name "Pacific Garbage Patch" has led many to believe that this area is a large and continuous patch of easily visible marine debris items such as bottles and other litter—akin to a literal island of trash that should be visible with satellite or aerial photographs. This is not the case. While higher concentrations of litter items can be found in this area, much of the debris is actually small pieces of floating plastic that are not immediately evident to the naked eye.

Ocean debris is continuously mixed by wind and wave action and widely dispersed both over huge surface areas and throughout the top portion of the water column. It is possible to sail through "garbage patch" areas in the Pacific and see very little or no debris on the water's surface. It is also difficult to estimate the size of these "patches," because the borders and content constantly change with ocean currents and winds. Regardless of the exact size, mass, and location of the "garbage patch," manmade debris does not belong in our oceans and waterways and must be addressed.

Debris found in any region of the ocean can easily be ingested by marine species causing choking, starvation, and other impairments.


Interesting, perhaps all the cruise ships in the area should put out a type of net to catch the offending rubbish, they criss cross the Pacific so much!


On reflection Thea perhaps they could contain it and make an island!!

Wonder what the chinese would say to that one.

On the good news front … the Seabin Project founded by Aussies Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski has marinas and ports around world signing on.

On his travels around the world, surfing and building boats, Andrew Turton was shocked by the amount of rubbish he saw floating in the world’s waterways.

Over a beer with his friend Pete Ceglinski, he asked: if we have rubbish bins on land, why don’t we have rubbish bins for the ocean?

This simple question resulted in the Seabin, an innovative, world-first invention that is attracting global attention for its potential to help clean the world’s oceans and revolutionise the health of marine ecosystems around the world.

Similar to how a skimmer box works in a swimming pool, the Seabin is an automated rubbish bin that collects floating rubbish, oil, fuel and detergents. It is designed for use in the floating docks of marinas, private pontoons, inland waterways, residential lakes, harbours, ports and yacht clubs.

Turton and Ceglinski spent four years designing a prototype of the Seabin in Perth, Western Australia.

Great idea they’ve come up with … tackling ocean rubbish in some of its sources.

Hi RnR.

I seem to remember this on the ABC was it on Australia Story perhaps?

I cannot remember when but it was this year.

Good idea but I think they need to be larger.



This is a bit of a shock.

Revealed: The VERY surprising animal that's wreaking havoc on our coral reefs and reducing fish numbers New research has indicated an unlikely menace destroying coral reefs in Australia and reducing fish numbers. 

Lord Howe Island experienced extreme damage after the introduction of the rat species

Not only the rubbish and the Atomic tests but also the disaster in Fukushima in 2011 now going on for 8 years -- which they have been pouring radiation into the Pacific since them at enormous amounts every day -- I love fish but have not eaten for many years -- guess where the Olympic games are being held in JAPAN and the surfing is at FUKUSHIMA

Have a look here


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