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Blog item: Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Beyond

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0 comments   Add a comment   Author:  TED (Feb-26-2009)    Play a Video
Categories: Pollution, Wildlife and Nature

The plastic found in parts of the ocean outweighs the living organisms, and is mistaken for food; click to see videoAbout this talk      See the video

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

About Charles Moore

Charles Moore is founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. He captains the foundation's research vessel, the Alguita, documenting the great expanses of plastic waste that now litter… Full bio and more links

Source: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/capt_charles_moore_on_the_seas_of_plastic.html  
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