Acadia National ParkBeneath the ocean's surface lies a rugged seafloor much like the mountainous terrain around you. Over the last two million years, a series of glaciers scoured and shaped this land. The last of these icy bulldozers left a mound of rocky debris - a glacial moraine - 360 miles out to sea.Today this submerged moraine influences Atlantic Ocean currents by deflecting warm water from the south and circulating colder currents from the north. As a result, the Gulf of Maine contains remarkably cool, oxygen-rich water - the perfect recipe for a productive marine habitat.Plankton (the round form above) thrive in the Gulf of Maine and attract a host of animals that feed upon them. The green ribbon is a micro-plastic filament, a tiny fragment of trash. Over time, this debris enters the food chain and becomes widespread throughout the ocean, poisoning or clogging the digestion of marine organisms.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 564689 N 4907829|
|Decimal Degrees||44.32085000, -68.18875000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 19.251', W 68° 11.325'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 19' 15.06" N, 68° 11' 19.5" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Ocean Path, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US|
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