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Ocean Gyre

 

ON DISPLAY THROUGHOUT THE ZOO  May 24-September 30

OCEAN GYRE

An ocean gyre is a loafer, slow-spinning vortex of ocean currents caused by trade winds and the earth’s constant rotation.  There are five major gyres in world’s oceans that collect, churn and disperse millions of tons of plastic pollution from every continent. Rather than an island or garbage patch, the world’s ocean gyres are a constantly moving “plastic soup” with plastics found in every depth of the water column.

Can you find these marine debris items in this sculpture?

  • plastic household objects
  • toys
  • crates
  • synthetic fishing rope

If you can’t you’d better plan a visit to the Zoo today to see these amazing sculptures in person!

You can purchase Zoo Admission tickets online!

 


YOUR CHOICES MATTER

Bt reducing the plastic in our own lives, we can reduce the plastic oil our oceans and waterways.

  • Purchase local sustainable produces to avoid necessary plastic packaging

  • Purchase items made of paper, cotton, glass, metal or other materials that don’t have any chance of becoming part both the gym.


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