May 1, 2012

Plastic Ocean

In my drawing, i am depicting what is happening in the article "Our oceans are turning into plastic..are we?", but in a very literal sense. The person on the boat S.S. Idiot is dumping an abundance of garbage into the ocean, which accounts for the extremely polluted gyre spoken about in the article. The fish is saying to her children to watch out for all the garbage, because unfortunately many marine animals get caught or eat the garbage, which leads to their death. Then the dolphin is saying that every bit of plastic ever made still exists, showing that this pollution will always remain there, and will ultimately always negatively effect the marine animals, and everyone on the planet; once one ecosystem is destroyed then this effects other ecosystems as well.

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