BY NOW YOU HAVE PROBABLY HEARD of the Texas-sized island of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean, so you may not be surprised to learn that there are similar islands floating in all the world’s oceans and seas.
Nature photographer Caroline Power recently shared footage of one such island, or “trash line”, floating off the coast of Honduras. Power explains that the trash line is mostly made up of plastic and styrofoam. She adds that this 2-mile long line is the result of tides and winds collecting debris over time, and that it is a serious threat to the habitats of a variety of species, including baby sea turtles.
Watch the interview below. And maybe never use a plastic fork again.