North Pacific Gyre Expeditions 2008

In 2008 the founders of 5 Gyres Institute joined Capt. Charles Moore, founder of Algalita, for a month at sea through the Eastern Garbage Patch of the North Pacific Gyre. They found plastic, and out of 671 Lantern Fish caught in the surface trawls, 35% had microplastic particles in their stomachs. In 2011 Marcus Eriksen led Algalita’s 9th expedition through the same region.

CaptMooreaboardORVAlguitain2008

NorthPacificGyreSample2011

NPGyreSample2008withLanternFish

 

 

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