The Synthetic Sea Story| 29mins
Director: Bill Macdonald | Producer: Bill Macdonald & Algalita
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: United States
â€œThe Synthetic Sea Storyâ€ is a full retrospective on the marine debris issue. The program documents extended work by the Algalta Marine Research Foundation to quantify the buildup of synthetic debris originating from urban run-off. Key researchers are interviewed with the understanding that studying the impacts to the food chain is vital. Gender-bending toxins that migrate out of plastic trash is causing inter-sex in aquatic species due to endocrine disruption. Since humans eat fish, marine debris could impact the human speciesâ€™ ability to reproduce.