#plastic #ocean #ecosystem #Ocean Cleanup
"The Atlantic reports on how the corporate-backed "Ocean cleanup" designed to remove plastics could accidentally destroy a crucial eco-system which floats on the surface of the Pacific ocean and one we are only just beginning to understand, the Neuston ecosystem. When wind and ocean currents sweep neuston through the project's barrier, animals such as blue sea dragons will be corralled and confined in a huge trap, their fragile bodies colliding with hard and jagged surfaces. They cannot sink below or swim around. They will be suffocated, crushed, and hauled to landfills."