The Great Pacific Garbage Patch explained

submitted by: nsf
In light of the sheer physical enormity of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the complexity of its causes, what can we possibility do about it? Perhaps help protect some vulnerable populations of wildlife from marine garbage in coastal regions, according to the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) — a citizen science group that monitors marine resources and ecosystem health at more than 350 beaches from northern California to Alaska. Although COASST, which receives...

SEAPLEX: Scripps Research Cruise

submitted by: ucsandiego

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have embarked on a research journey into the vast and little-explored "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch."

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1010