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Moore says plastic marine animal deaths underestimated

September 24, 2012

Ocean activist Captain Charles Moore says plastic pollution kills millions more marine animals than official estimates.

Moore is currently holding talks on plastic pollution on the Australian leg (Sept 18-29) of  The Plastic Pollution Conversation.

Moore is a seafaring environmentalist and researcher who has campaigned to raise awareness about plastic pollution, since he encountered an area of floating plastic debris twice the size of Texas in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, now commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

He will also be discussing the recently completed Algalita/5 Gyres 2012 Asia Pacific Expedition through the Western Pacific Garbage Patch and the southern edge of the 2011 tsunami material swept to sea making its way across the North Pacific Gyre.

Talks will also be held at other locations across the Pacific Rim. The tour began September 8 in Tokyo.

Moore spoke in Hobart on Sunday and will be in Jervis Bay tonight. For more dates see the calendar.

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