Kaisei “Ocean Planet”
Project Kaisei scientists collect plastic debris samples in the Northern Gyre
Our problems are manmade—therefore, they can be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
– Commencement Address
– June 10, 1963
Solving a problem starts with knowing that you have one.
Project Kaisei vividly shows how discarded plastics are clogging the ocean,
causing a major problem for the planet’s vital “blue heart”,
entangling marine life and insidiously killing as it accumulates in the food chain,
from tiny plankton to great whales.
Best of all, the mission highlights hope with ideas for positive action
” entangling marine life and insidiously killing as it accumulates in the food chain”