Marine Plastic Pollution in the South Pacific: The 5 Gyres Institute Reports

Marine Plastic Pollution in the South Pacific: The 5 Gyres Institute Reports

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Floating marine debris collection, seen from below. Photo source: NOAA

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Capping the most extensive study of marine plastic pollution ever undertaken, pioneering researchers with the 5 Gyres Institute have completed their fifth expedition through all five subtropical gyres, the massive oceanic current systems where plastic pollution accumulates.

The most recent expedition through the South Pacific Gyre covered 2,300 miles, beginning in Valdivia, Chile on March 24th and ending on Easter Island April 9th. Scarce data existed previously on plastic pollution in this region…

Read Full Article, 5 Gyres Institute

Photos and images from the South Pacific Expedition

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It’s Official: There’s Plastic in All Subtropical Gyres

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