Plastic debris invading our oceans is a huge problem for sea life and the entire ocean ecosystem. We highlighted the issue here at Trash Talk several days ago when we covered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge area of the ocean between California and Japan littered with tiny pieces of plastic.This is quite a massive undertaking for Reisser considering the extent of the problem. According toOceanCrusaders.org, there is approximately 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean. Reisser’s plan is to study where the plastic is most concentrated, and how it flows in the ocean currents.The primary purpose of the study is to help baby sea turtles affected by floating plastic trash. Sea turtles often mistake plastic for food, and baby sea turtles can get stuck in things like the plastic holders for six-pack cans.