3 teenagers who were lost at sea for 50 days, and presumed dead, have been rescued. The boys, who had begun to drink seawater because it hadn’t rained in several days, had drifted more than 800 miles. Most amazingly, they were rescued in an area of the Pacific not usually traveled by commercial vessels.
The boys reported having just two coconuts with them when they set out. During their ordeal, they drank rainwater that collected in the boat and ate fish they had caught. Once, they managed to grab a bird that landed on the boat and they devoured that.
Awesome. Just fucking awesome. As if the giant fucking plastic island in the Pacific wasn’t enough, there’s also a giant fucking patch of plastic in the Atlantic, too. For someone who hates sharks as much as I do, you’d think I wouldn’t care. But I do, because these giant fucking islands of plastic and trash don’t go away and we have no idea what they’re going to do to ecosystem of the ocean, let alone the world.
The newly described garbage patch sits hundreds of miles off the North American coast. Although its east-west span is unknown, the patch covers a region between 22 and 38 degrees north latitudeâ€”roughly the distance from Cuba to Virginia (see a U.S. map).
Scientists test whether sea creatures will risk suffocating themselves for a bite of tasty pork. Surprise, surprise, sharks are eating machines and only care about the free meal. I mostly feel bad for the pig carcass.