great pacific garbage patch
From ghost nets to dead turtles, the founder of the Ocean Voyages Institute shares what they find hauling plastic waste out of the Pacific Ocean.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is teeming with plastic trash.
Ben Lecomte plans to spend eight hours a day in the water for five to six months.
And there's up to 16 times more trash than scientists had thought.
The enormous swathe of marine pollution could contain "millions of plastic particles per square kilometer,” oceanographer Charles Moore says.
These projects are helping take out the trash.
Kamilo Point shows just how dire the world's plastic pollution problem really is.
A young inventor has a cleanup plan -- but he has to understand the enormity first.
The current record and the first successful crossing of the Eastern Pacific in the classic-fours class was completed in 43
About 30 years ago, then-construction worker Chris Pallister discovered that some of the most remote shorelines in America were also the most polluted. The cause? Currents off the infamous North Pacific Gyre -- the site of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- propel a disproportionate amount of detrius towards Alaska's coasts.