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So how can WE help protect the oceans? How about -
- Discarding waste properly
- Reducing the amount of packaging we consume
- Being conscientious of where the fish we eat comes from, and only eating seafood that is sustainably harvested (ask, do research... this makes me re-think how often I eat sushi)
- Wearing non-toxic sunscreen (did you know that the chemicals in sunscreen kill the coral reefs?)
"Project Kaisei consists of a team of innovators, ocean lovers, sailors, scientists, sports enthusiasts and environmentalists who have come together with a common purpose. To study how to capture plastic waste in the ocean and how to capture, detoxify and recycle it into diesel fuel. This first research Mission, scheduled for the summer of 2009, will be critical to understanding the logistics that will be needed to make a successful clean-up operation possible as some of the technology required for such a feat has never been utilised under oceanic conditions."Read all about their planned 70 day expedition to the "Plastic Vortex" this summer, and how you can contribute here.