Saturday, April 16, 2011
Seneca Lake Garbage Patch
The other day I was walking my dog at Seneca Lake park. We were close to the end of the beach and I noticed a lot of garbage floating in the water. A closer look revealed tiny pieces of plastic that had were broken up by churning in the water for who knows how long. Along with the little pieces were a lot of larger intact pieces that are destined for the same thing. The garbage looked very similar to photos I have seen of beaches that contain tiny pieces of plastic and photos from the pacific garbage patch that show garbage floating just under the surface.