Reading about ocean plastic makes one marvel at what man has wrought. According to National Geographic, trash from North America makes a mighty six-year voyage to reach “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” where it hooks up with trash from Asia. Ocean currents form these areas of spinning debris that researchers are only now starting to measure.
What seemed like a landfill of plastic in kelp, catapulted me into photographic obsession (about 200 frames shot). I lost track of time while I stooped and bent my body to find the right way to capture this polyester moment. Eventually several curious people asked “ What are you photographing?”
Opinion by Charmaine Coimbra Neptune 911’s mission is to bring information about the oceans to the everyday-person—persons like me. It’s goal is to help us understand how what we do affect the ocean’s well being and that an unhealthy ocean… Read More ›
By Charmaine Coimbra I celebrated my mid-December birthday with a hike along a Central California bluff. The day was warm and eucalyptus blended with salt air invigorated my soul. When I finally reached trail’s end on a bluff that overlooks the… Read More ›