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.