By 2050 there will be more plastic swimming in the oceans than fish. But a "manatee" has been cleared for action to combat this problem.
Researchers have dubbed this swimming continent of plastic the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Estimates about its size and weight fluctuate, because the floating colossus literally has fluid borders. Four other gigantic plastic mounds of unknown size have been spotted in the other oceans.
The goal is to have a sea elephant together with 50 manatees roam the seas, powered by photovoltaics, with the manatees collecting plastics and the elephant making heating oil from it. Günther Bonin, inventor of the "Seekuh"