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2014-09-03 06:35:54

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of New South Wales in Australia have developed a new model which divides the world’s oceans into seven primary regions that experience little intermingling of water, but their research has also revealed the existence of flotillas of garbage located in large, circular ocean currents known as gyres. One of those trash flotillas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is a region of environmental concern...

2014-09-01 23:04:04

University of Hawaii, The Great Pacific Race and Project Kaisei collaborate on Fukushima disaster study. Honolulu , Hawaii (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Final contestants of the Great Pacific Race reached Honolulu last weekend after a 2,400-mile adventure that started in Monterey, California over two months ago. Great Pacific Race support boat Captain Rod Mayer, took water samples at various points along the course as directed by the University of Hawaii and Project Kaisei, contributing to...

2014-07-23 23:13:46

Surprising new information and photos about plastic pollution were revealed by Algalita in an exclusive live satellite broadcast from the great garbage patch in the North Pacific Ocean. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 A live satellite broadcast from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” on Sunday allowed more than 100 people to speak directly with Captain Charles Moore and the research crew currently conducting a series of experiments about the impacts of plastic pollution on the...

2014-07-08 23:09:59

Algalita to host interactive broadcast and expert panel on July 20 from the North Pacific Ocean to discuss the latest research and issues regarding plastic pollution in our oceans. RSVP required to attend event in Southern California Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Algalita, the Long Beach Marine Research and Education organization, in partnership with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, will bring from the middle of the North Pacific Central Gyre to the mainland an interactive broadcast...

Malaspina Expedition Finds World's Oceans Littered With Microplastics
2014-07-01 11:18:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The result of a 2010 ocean voyage around the world, a new study has found evidence of tiny “microplastics” in five large accumulations across the world -- accumulations that match the five large open-ocean currents called gyres. According to the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, large amounts of these microplastics could be moving through the marine food chain or sinking to the ocean...

2014-02-21 23:23:22

The organization dedicated to cleaning up the world's oceans and beaches is joining forces with the founder of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Captain Charles Moore and his foundation, Algalita Marine Research Institute Long Beach, California (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 COORC is proud to announce the official partnership between the Clean our Ocean’s Refuge Coalition and Captain Charles Moore’s foundation, the Algalita Marine Research Institute. The meeting between Tom Hirshberg,...

Deep Sea Trash
2013-06-06 11:39:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, people have known about the amount of human-generated trash that ends up in the ocean, but a new study in the journal Deep-Sea Research I: Oceanographic Research Papers showed just how deep our detritus sinks, particularly in the waters around Monterey, California. "We were inspired by a fisheries study off Southern California that looked at seafloor trash down to 365 meters,” said lead author Kyra Schlining, a senior...

2013-04-09 11:19:52

Floating plastic debris – which helps populate the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean – has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Scientists reported on the latest findings from the Great Lakes here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. "The massive production of plastic and inadequate disposal has made plastic...

Expedition Embarks To Study Effects Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
2012-10-03 11:43:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Robert C. Seamans, a tall ship owned and operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) will leave port October 3, 2012, on a research expedition. The journey is dedicated to examining the effects of plastic marine debris in the ocean ecosystem, including debris generated by the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The ship will be out for a 37-day cruise, during which members aboard the Woods Hole, Massachusetts-based research vessel will...

2012-09-02 23:02:36

"Plastic Ocean" author launches Pacific Rim tour to discuss latest science about plastic pollution in the ocean, including recent research on tsunami debris Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 In association with Algalita Marine Research Institute, Captain Charles Moore prepares for the first in a series of presentations and dialogue meetings titled The Plastic Pollution Conversation, to be held at locations across the Pacific Rim, beginning September 8 in Tokyo. The Tour format is...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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