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The 8th continent: Pacific Ocean garbage patch

The 8th continent: Pacific Ocean garbage patch | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it
A zone of the Pacific Ocean larger than the U.S. has more plastic floating in it than sea life. It's an environmental disaster, and it's all our fault.
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Plastics contamination of the North Pacific Ocean has resulted in a toxic area known as the Garbage Patch.
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Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches

Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it
At an age when most people are just thinking about what they want to do with their lives, one 19 year old is inventing a method of cleaning up the ocean's plastic garbage patches.

Via Bert Guevara
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What an awesome CmPS project this would be!

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Charles Moore: Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash...
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A TED Talk

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Garbage Patch, the newest country - The World Daily

Garbage Patch, the newest country - The World Daily | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it

Meet Garbage Patch, the newest country in the world. It is made of trash, is as large as maybe even Texas and is in the middle of the ocean.

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Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean

This film should be seen by the entire world, please don't throw anything into the sea. MIDWAY a love story for oceans.

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The great garbage patch of the Pacific

The great garbage patch of the Pacific | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it

When you can scoop up in our oceans more plastic than biomass, it's time to recognise that we may have a problem.

 

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Research ship finds the world's oceans are 'plasticized'

Research ship finds the world's oceans are 'plasticized' | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it
A marine expedition of environmentalists has confirmed the bad news it feared -- the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" extends even further than previously known.
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From May 2012, but relevant!

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Plastic-Eating Underwater Drone Could Swallow the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Plastic-Eating Underwater Drone Could Swallow the Great Pacific Garbage Patch | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it
A new underwater drone concept could seek and destroy one of the ocean’s most insidious enemies, while earning a profit for plastics recyclers.
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean

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What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? | MNN - Mother ...

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? | MNN - Mother ... | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it
Ocean currents collect floating garbage for thousands of miles and drop it into the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, one of several major ocean vortices around the world. Eventually the trash is packed into a convergence zone ...
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The 8th continent: Pacific Ocean garbage patch

The 8th continent: Pacific Ocean garbage patch | Ocean Soup | Scoop.it
A zone of the Pacific Ocean larger than the U.S. has more plastic floating in it than sea life. It's an environmental disaster, and it's all our fault.
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