Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Midway Island

Midway Island is an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, 2000 miles from a continental coastline. There are no human inhabitants but there is a large population of albatrosses and other seabirds. The scene of a battle in June of 1942, Midway still has an out-of service airfield.

The atoll is an unfortunate recipient of debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the albatrosses and other birds are attracted by the colourful pieces of plastic, with dire consequences.