Scientists set sail for first global study of “plastic soup” at sea

Scientists set sail for ...

“The Five Gyres Project is now working to advance our previous research with targeted testing to determine if these chemicals accumulate in fish, travel up the food chain and end up on our dinner plates.”
Cientistas iniciam travessia para o primeiro estudo global da “sopa de plástico” no mar

Cientistas iniciam trave...

“O Projeto 5 Gyres está trabalhando agora para avançar nossas pesquisas anteriores com os testes buscando determinar se esses químicos se acumulam nos peixes, navegam ao longo da cadeia alimentar e terminam em nossos pratos de jantar.”
North Atlantic Gyre: Sea Blog 01

North Atlantic Gyre: Sea...

Three days into our expedition. Blue skies, light winds, and relatively calm seas. We’re motoring along at 2 knots, painstakingly slow for a sailor, but perfect speed for collecting surface samples of plastic pollution.
Dump and Dive

Dump and Dive...

“But what did this reef look like years ago?” Seasoned divers say it’s now covered with algae and nothing like it was 30 years ago. Yet my baseline is now, and it’s beautiful. So what’s missing? And does it matter?
Projeto 5 Gyres lança estudo global sobre poluição marinha por plásticos

Projeto 5 Gyres lança e...

Os oceanos do mundo estão repletos de plástico? Cientistas marinhos procuram responder esta questão através do Projeto 5 Gyres (5 Giros), o primeiro estudo global sobre poluição marinha por plásticos.
5 Gyres launches global study on plastic marine pollution

5 Gyres launches global ...

Are the world’s oceans filling with plastic? Marine scientists seek to answer this question with the 5 Gyres Project, the first global study of plastic marine pollution.
Sediment Grabber

Sediment Grabber...

Marcus created this sediment grabber in order to take samples from the bottom of the gyre in order to analyze the ocean floor to see if plastic can be found.
Maximenko’s Plastic Pollution Growth Model

Maximenko’s Plasti...

Created by Maximenko, this model predicts the spread of plastic pollution over the next ten years
Plastic Sushi Anyone?

Plastic Sushi Anyone?...

Around the world, plastic pollution has become a growing plague, clogging our waterways, damaging marine ecosystems, and entering the marine food web.
North Pacific Gyre Junk

North Pacific Gyre Junk...

Around the world, plastic pollution has become a growing plague. In this video Dr. Marcus Eriksen sailed a vessel named “Junk” made out of plastic bottles from LA to Hawaii to research the problem and raise awareness.

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