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Nicole Butler
Nicole Butler

Wouldn't a good part of this be from earthquakes and sunamis? A great deal was carried out to sea during the last one that hit Japan.

Kaka Kimani
Kaka Kimani

I thought there was an international ban on disposal of waste in international seas????? What happened??

Save the world please..we don't have another world for us or our future generations to migrate to..

Boni Oloff Nugraha
Boni Oloff Nugraha

How there can be some Chinese bottle..?

Chinese go there just to throw a bottle? 

*Just kidding..

Dale Tanco
Dale Tanco

is the drum empty or filled with cement? just wondering....lots of cases like that so called "unsolved crimes"...

Alexander Elrod
Alexander Elrod

It's not so much as the public isn't informed it's more that the majority of the public is ignorant and doesn't care.

marshall watson
marshall watson

this looks like the road side in the U.S. in 1954 it was bad!!!  I don't live in Ala. but I must say they have the cleanest road,s in the U,S,

Richard Alexander
Richard Alexander

I hate to see our liter all over the place, but the last I saw, the only thing economically worth recycling is aluminum. Everything else produces more pollution and costs more money to recycle than simply to bury.

I am wondering what the affect of all that water pressure is on these objects? I suppose that much of it will survive a long time in the oxygen-deprived, cold waters.

Jerry Ballew`
Jerry Ballew`

The Greeks left bronze and marble statues on the bottom of the sea floor. We leave tires, empty bottles. lengths of wasted wire, etc. Wonder what archaeologists will think of us in 2,000 years ... that is if humans are still around then.

Keyann Saba
Keyann Saba

I like how it's "Surprising!" LOL. Really???....

alur alur
alur alur

Where's the "West Coast" environmental influence? The three states boarder the Pacific Ocean in the research are responsible for the pollution. Clean your own house before trying to export your views on everyone else. In my state, we don't have this type of pollution. 

Scott Henrie
Scott Henrie

@Boni Oloff Nugraha There was a message in the bottle, and some Asian is stranded on an island! We have to find that bottle again and read the note!!!

Choctaw Bear
Choctaw Bear

@Marty Le Renard 

crushing occurs when exterior pressure is greater than interior pressure. since the drum probably is open, water filled it as is sank. Since the outside and inside pressures are the same, it is ok.

Scott Henrie
Scott Henrie

@Dale Tanco It sank, so it obviously weighs more than the water it displaces, and it isn't crushed so it is obviously filled with something... Even an empty drum can sink if filled water... ordinary water...

Scott Henrie
Scott Henrie

@Richard Alexander Wrong, iron, steel, and glass is worth recycling because it makes it far easier to melt the product into new products...

Alter Kakker
Alter Kakker

@alur alur SSSUUUUURRRREEE you don't, troll. The Coke bottle is not sold in this country, genius. And lurn 2 spel while you're at it.

Titan Lee
Titan Lee

@Alter Kakker @alur alur Coke was sold in bottles for over 100 years in this country, but it's not sold now, ergo, there is no way a dunce from Cal could have dropped it in the ocean.  Brilliant deduction alter.

If you had said a Coke bottle could not have been thrown from someone in Cal because no one in Cal is smart enough to know how to open a bottle....that would be believable.

They looked at 95 miles of the ocean floor.  If they took the garbage off any 9 mile stretch of LA and dumped it in the ocean, you wouldn't be able to see the ocean floor.  That city is the most disgusting pig sty in this country.  It makes Kabul look like Monte Carlo.

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