Rubber duckies teach us about our oceans
In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000 plastic bath toys was lost at sea when it fell overboard on its way from Hong Kong to the United States. No one at the time could have guessed that those same bath toys would still be floating the world’s oceans nearly 20 years later.
Today that flotilla of plastic ducks are being hailed for revolutionizing our understanding of ocean currents, as well as for teaching us a thing or two about plastic pollution in the process.
Picture and info source:
“Rubber Duck” photo. mnn.com. 1 Mar. 2011. 1 Mar. 2014.