I was watching "The Early Show" this morning and a segment played that really bothered me. Here is what it was about. Message in a bottle forges long-distance friendship A 10-year-old boy put a message in a bottle and tossed it into the ocean. One year and 2500 miles later, a young girl in Hawaii found it. Jeff Glor speaks with the new friends as they see each other for the first time. Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7375870n&tag=mncol;lst;1#ixzz1UGRkQaHs Tossing a bottle in the ocean? Isn't this littering? I can understand that it is exciting for the kids involved but at the same time, why would someone want to toss LITTER INTO THE OCEAN? There are animals out there in the ocean who are affected EVERY DAY by trash and litter that people throw into the ocean. If I tossed a bottle with a message in it (in hopes that someone found it) out of my car and the police saw me, I would get stopped and get A TICKET and have to PAY A FINE!!!!!!!!! Why is the ocean any different? What if thousands of people tossed bottles in the ocean to see who would find out? What would our lakes and oceans look? What would happen to our beautiful fish, dolphins, whales and other water life that are out there? How many animals would be killed or affected because of this litter? The Early Show wasted time and a slot to air this segement when they could have aired something more important. I'm just saying. Am I being a Debbie Downer or do I care too much about our environment and our ocean life?