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Great Garbage Patch

Why you Should See the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

MAJR | Posted 06.14.2015 | College

We were in the middle of the North Pacific with no land in sight, hunting for garbage. One of the crew spotted a bigger object that we harpooned to bring on board. It was a floating tire, and by the amount of algae and rust on it, it had been out here a long time.

Bits and Pieces of People's Lives: NOAA Investigates Origin of Recent Ocean Debris as People of Japan Wait

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 02.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Matthew Spiegl

The tsunami debris is real, it is out there, and we are tracking it. By every measure, it represents an environmental disaster coming toward us. So does it really matter what people call it? I think it does.