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Pacific Ocean Garbage Swirls Predictably, A Video

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


The ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’, including debris from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, travels in seasonal patterns. Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team’s (COASST) executive direct Julia Parrish explains the patterns and how her organization is helping to mitigate the problem…

View Video And Read Full Article, LiveScience

Plastic ‘Trash Islands’ Forming In Ocean Garbage Patch; Moore Live Webcast July 20th, LiveScience (07-19-2014)
In 1997, Capt. Charles Moore was guiding his boat through the doldrums when he noticed some plastic debris floating in the water. Now, 15 years later Moore has returned to the garbage patch, along with five other people, to track its extent once again and study its impact on marine life.

When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care

Chris Jordan Photography
“© Midway: Message from the Gyre (2009),” from the Midway Series. Photograph courtesy of © Chris Jordan for Coastal Care’s Photo Of The Month, August 2010.

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