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Atlantic Garbage Patch (PHOTOS)

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LONGBEACH, CA -- In January and February of this year a team of scientists, researchers, artists and journalists traveled to The North Atlantic Gyre in an area of the ocean known as the Sargasso Sea. It is the aim of The 5 Gyres Project (which I help with media relations on a volunteer basis) to sail aboard the plastic pollution research vessel, The Sea Dragon. The vessel is sailing to all major subtropical oceanic gyres (North and South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, and Indian Ocean) in order to study the every growing problem of marine plastic pollution. The below slideshow demonstrates what garbage in a gyre really looks like.

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