There are many other examples. Articles about islands of trash, giant robots that can clean our ocean of trash in 5 years, or the west coast is being fried byFukashima radiation?. None of these are true, yes Fukashima dumped a lot of radioactive isotopes into the water but according to a top radiation scientist I talked to at Woods Hole University, not nearly enough to fry the west coast of America. What do all these articles have in common? Doom and Gloom. As I said in an earlier blog, the media likes to sensationalize stories. Why, because it sells. There are HUGE problems facing our oceans, plastic trash is just one of many. The world’s oceans are in a state of decline, but the best way to teach people about these issues is not by saying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”.