Press Release – Sir Peter Blake Trust
World renowned oceanographer Captain Charles Moore in New Zealand to talk about the dangers of plastic pollution in the Pacific OceanMEDIA RELEASE
1 October 2012
World renowned oceanographer in New Zealand to talk about the dangers of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean
Captain Charles Moore – a leading researcher and scientist from America who discovered the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” – an endless floating waste of plastic trash in the Northeast Pacific Ocean that has drawn world–wide attention, is on a series of speaking engagements in New Zealand.
A modern day Jacques Cousteau, Capt. Moore founded the Algalita Marine Research Institute and is now touring on the international stage with ‘The Plastic Pollution Conversation’, drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
The Sir Peter Blake Trust, Envision and SeaCleaners have coordinated the New Zealand tour (Oct 1–6) which is an international series of events geared toward building a worldwide network of partners committed to making a positive difference in the health of our oceans.
Captain Moore’s vision is to increase the volume of that voice in a fundamental rethinking of the plastic age and associated growing global health crisis.
He will be presenting at two public meetings in Auckland and to several organisations.
His presentations will cover the recently completed Algalita/ 5 Gyres 2012 Asia Pacific Expedition through the Western Pacific Garbage Patch.
He is also author of the book: Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans.
For more information on the public events visit: http://www.sirpeterblaketrust.org/event–calendar/
Two New Zealand public events:
Wed, 3 Oct, Takapuna Paper Plus, 6.30pm, 20 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland
Thur, 4 Oct, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Voyager NZ Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland