Computer monitors float, screen upwards

Raymond Chen

Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer made another appearance on my local public radio station. Among the ocean garbage trivia is the fact that computer monitors float screen upwards (timecode 4:00).

Other fascinating facts:

  • Garbage from Japan collects near the United States; garbage from the United States collects near Japan.
  • Researchers studying dead albatross chicks have found 60-year-old plastic in the birds’ stomachs.
  • Some beaches “specialize” in certain types of garbage.


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