Tag: gyre

How do ocean currents work? – Jennifer Verduin

How do ocean currents work? – Jennifer Verduin

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 26, 2019

In 1992, a cargo ship carrying bath toys got caught in a storm. Shipping containers washed overboard, and the waves swept 28,000 rubber ducks and other toys into the North Pacific. But they didn’t stick together. Quite the opposite– the ducks have since washed up all over the world, and researchers have used their paths […]

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 24, 2019

SCENES LIKE THIS ARE A DAILY REALITY FOR THE CREW OF SEEKER ON THEIR PACIFIC TREK. SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT BY 2050, THERE COULD BE AS MUCH PLASTIC AS THERE ARE FISH IN THE OCEAN. BUT WHAT IS ALL THIS JUNK, EXACTLY? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? AND IS IT REALLY CONCENTRATED IN A GIANT […]

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. […]

Environmental Group Hauls Out 40 Tons Of Trash From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Environmental Group Hauls Out 40 Tons Of Trash From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By Micah Moen 1 Comment July 3, 2019

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