Evidently, there are numbers of remote Islands all around the world, one of them is Henderson Island in South Pacific Ocean is a unpopulous area which is located 5000 km away from the nearest major population area. In Henderson Island around 37 million of plastic trashes, this remote area is only visited by scientists in every five to ten years for the purpose of research.
Recently, on a scientific journey by British nature conservation charity RSPB visited Henderson Island and they found that there are up to 671 items of littered every square mt, the highest density of pollute ever recorded and witnessed. In conjunction to this, a researcher, Jennifer Laver at the University of Tasmania in Australia said, “What has happened on Henderson Island shows there is no escaping plastic pollution even in the most distant parts of our oceans.”
As matter of fact, Lavers further added, “Far from being the pristine ‘deserted island’ that people might imagine of such a remote place, Henderson Island is a shocking but typical example of how plastic debris is affecting the environment on a global scale.” She said, “It’s likely that our data actually underestimates the true amount of debris on Henderson Island as we were only able to sample pieces bigger than two millimetres down to a depth of 10 centimetres, and we were unable to sample along cliffs and rocky coastline.”
Lavers said, 300 million and above plastic produced all around the world annually but are not recycled and this will have an impact on the ocean in the long run. She further stated, “Plastic debris is an entanglement and ingestion hazard for many species, creates a physical barrier on beaches to animals such as sea turtles, and lowers the diversity of shoreline invertebrates.
Dr. Lavers also quoted, “Research has shown that more than 200 species are known to be at risk from eating plastic, and 55 percent of the world’s seabirds, including two species found on Henderson Island, are at risk from marine debris.”
Laver also added, “Research has shown that more than 200 species are known to be at risk from eating plastic, and 55 percent of the world’s seabirds, including two species found on Henderson Island, are at risk from marine debris.” Hopefully, you find this post informative, visit again to our website for more and latest updates and don’t forget to like, comment, and share. Thanks for reading, keep reading keep motivating