FMTV - Oceans: The Mystery of the Missing Plastic

Oceans: The Mystery of the Missing Plastic

Runtime: 53m 03s | Release date: 2016

99% of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tonnes has simply disappeared.

As most plastic never deteriorates, it simply breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that are invisible to the human eye, what happens to this missing ocean plastic is a mystery. In this investigation, scientists embark in search of the micro-plastics. Small, mostly invisible, and toxic, they are home to a new ecosystem: the plastisphere. But where are they? Ingested by organisms? Buried under the ocean floor? Degraded by bacteria? And what is the impact of them entering the food chain?

Featuring:
Vincent Perazio

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Alan | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I'm not sure what the "final" message is! I think that the plastic levels in the oceans are being reduced. Its not the bacteria that are fully responsible but they DO help?
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Leeanne Hibbert | 1 month, 3 weeks ago
This gave me a more in depth look into the minute particles that I knew were out there. Thank you.
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Jori | FMTV | 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hi Leeanne, you are most welcome. Glad that liked this film :) ~ Jori@FMTV
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Gloria Roldan | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Excellent! Kept my attention and question more what am I eating.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Glad to hear you loved this documentary Gloria! ❤️ ~ Iris
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Maarten Roos | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Very good and to the point documentary, a must see for all concerned with sustainable living.
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback Maarten :) ~ Joyce
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