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Texas-sized Garbage Patch In Pacific Hosts Exponentially Expanding “Sea Skaters”

Study: Plastic in ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ increases 100-fold

Mario Aguilera / Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SEAPLEX researchers encounter a large ghost net with tangled rope, net, plastic, and various biological organisms during a 2009 expedition in the Pacific gyre. Matt Durham (seen wearing a blue shirt) is pictured with Miriam Goldstein.

By Ian Johnston,

The amount of plastic trash in the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” has increased 100-foldĀ during the past 40 years, causing “profound” changes to the marine environment, according to a new study.