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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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The Garbage Patch is located within the North Pacific Gyre, one of the five major oceanic gyres.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Eastern Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex is an area of marine debris in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly in an area between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N.

The patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of suspended plastic and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the  North Pacific Gyre. Continue Reading

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