A Plastic Ocean
The New Bedford Whaling Museum will present a free screening of the documentary film A Plastic Ocean, Thurs., 11/8, at 6 p.m., 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford.
Every year, 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans. A Plastic Ocean, written and directed by Craig Leeson and produced by Jo Ruxton, documents an expedition to the center of the South Pacific Ocean Gyre, a rotating ocean current, where researchers found more plastic than plankton. In A Plastic Ocean journalist Leeson and world-champion freediver Tanya Streeter highlight the newest science in a crisis with global stakes, revealing how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and are eventually consumed by humans.
This free event is part of AHA! New Bedford, but space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made online at whalingmuseum. org or by calling 508-997-0046.
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