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How Much Trash Is In The Ocean?

As countries all over the world continue to search for the missing Malaysian flight 370, we’re finding a ton of garbage in the ocean! How much trash is floating in the ocean? Anthony discusses how much we know of, and what we’re doing to clean it up.

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

“The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N.”

One thing we’ve learned in the search for Flight MH370 – the world’s oceans are awash in vortexes of plastic trash

“A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Monday, in the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt that Australia’s prime minister said will continue indefinitely.”

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Search reveals extent of ocean garbage

“The search for Malaysia Flight 370 is complicated by the wide spread of ocean garbage, much of which looks just like plane crash debris in satellite images.”

Good Question: How Much Trash Is In The Oceans

“Searchers looking for Malaysia Air Flight 370 haven’t found any evidence of the plane yet, but they continue to get their hopes up when they see pieces of garbage and debris in the water.”

Sea of Plastic

“Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – an endless floating waste of plastic trash.”

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

“Stiv Wilson of the ocean conservation group 5 Gyres has made a first attempt to tally how much plastic is in the global ocean.”

Marine Debris

“In 2007, the Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay soiled a vast area and killed thousands of animals.”

Ocean Trash Plaguing Our Sea



“Garbage patches in the ocean aren’t piled-up islands of trash and debris, as is the common perception. But that doesn’t mean the tiny, swirling plastic bits are nothing to worry about.”

Plastic Pollution

“One of the most serious threats to our oceans is plastics pollution.”

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