On our tours of the Peconic Estuary, our observation of growing ocean-borne debris problems such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch often surprises visitors who are unaware of the human-made phenomenon in the North Pacific Gyre. However, the concentration of plastic debris in ocean waters is closer to home in the appearances of a brew of trouble in the North Atlantic Gyre: http://phys.org/news190569673.html#nRlv
We are marking one year since Hurricane Sandy blasted our Long Island and New Jersey shores. These photos capture a view of yet another source of floating debris. With every flooding storm, not only silt, rock and sediment pour into our waterways, but also the remnants of flood destruction from human habitations.