Five Gyres: More Ocean Trash Than We Thought Five Gyres: More Ocean Trash Than We Thought
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Five Gyres: More Ocean Trash Than We Thought

by Andrew Price

February 16, 2010
You may have heard of the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," the swirling mess of plastic junk that's floating in a gyre in the pacific ocean. Well, as it turns out, there are five major gyres in our oceans and they all may be accumulating trash. The 5 Gyres Project is traveling to these major vortexes and documenting the pollution in each.

Here's a video model they've made of how our gyres are likely to grow over the next ten years (though I admit I'm not sure what the units on the x axis are).

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There's much more at the 5 Gyres site.

Via Inhabitat.
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