Plastic pollution: millions of toxic fragments harm marine life

© Tara Expeditions Foundation

Tara just crossed ​​the North Pacific area where the concentration of plastic debris is among the highest in the world : the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Scientists took samples of plastics that break up under the action of waves and sunlight: microplastics.

For researchers engaged with the Tara Foundation, it is urgent to spotlight this invisible pollution as critically hazardous. Smaller than grains of rice, these microplastics interact with a very large number of marine organisms and represent a potential danger to biodiversity and the marine food chain.

By supporting the Tara Foundation, you are helping to advance research to understand the impact of microplastics on the ocean and find solutions in our fight against this global pollution.

You can make a donation within Europe using Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) to benefit from local tax deduction, taraexpeditions.org/EU/TGE

 

carte gpgp donate