It looks like beautiful ocean. It is of equal importance to begin significant clean-up efforts along all coast lines and in the Gyres. Large accumulations of sub-surface and floating garbage most of it plastic converge in certain current conditions while other areas of the Gyre resemble fields of garbage.
Great pacific garbage patch from space
A further voyage next year hopes to gather more data and move closer to a practical solution to the ever increasing problem. The project now counts scientists, innovators, sailors and environmentalists among its ranks, galvanized around a desire to clean up the Pacific's plastic vortex. Technologies for remediation or recycling are being evaluated, to potentially create secondary products from the waste, which in turn could help subsidize a larger scale cleanup. Some items like plastic bottles had become impromptu homes to varieties of marine mollusc. Video: Visiting the 'Garbage Vortex' Derelict, or "ghost" nets, plastic crates and even toys were found by the crew. These expeditions galvanize tremendous international recognition of this global problem. The goal is to bring about a global collaboration of science, technology and solutions, to help remove some of the floating waste. Share this on:. History[ edit ] Project Kaisei was started in late by three co-founders from the San Francisco Bay Area , all with many years of ocean stewardship and activities behind them. But then when you put the nets in the water, you see all the little pieces. As well as posing hazards to the oceans through toxic contamination and to sealife through ingestion or being trapped in nets, unnatural transport systems could allow invasive species to be introduced to different areas and upset delicate ecosystems.
It's a huge task, but led by innovator and environmentalist Doug Woodring, Project Kaisei has already embarked on a mission to the gyre. It's that serious". The crews returned with samples of the water from various locations in the gyre and the most immediate discovery was the pervasiveness of plastic material found at regular points over 3, miles.
These expeditions galvanize tremendous international recognition of this global problem. This process continues to define and ultimately addresses the problem of plastic waste in our global ocean.
New catch methods for the debris are being studied, which would have low energy input and low marine life loss. A further voyage next year hopes to gather more data and move closer to a practical solution to the ever increasing problem.
The Atlantic and Indian oceans are not far behind.
The disbursement of this plastic trash is spread out over thousands of square miles of ocean and is commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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