Jul 31 - New Studies of Pacific Garbage Patch Commence

Two teams of scientists have embarked on a mission to study the Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of converging ocean currents off California that contains 46 times more plastic than plankton.

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Scientists from the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography will provide the most comprehensive analysis of the litter pollution in the Garbage Patch to date. Also, Researchers from Project Kaisei, a nonprofit based in San Francisco, will study the feasibility of cleaning up the patch.