About the SA Blog Network

Posts Tagged "gyre"


Voyage to the Pacific Ocean’s “garbage patch”

Scuba, plastic, Moore, recycle

Editor’s Note: Scuba instructor and underwater videographer Drew Wheeler is traveling on board the Algalita Marine Research Foundation‘s 50-foot (15.2-meter) Ocean Research Vessel, Alguita, on a two-month voyage to sample and study portions of a 10-million-square-mile (25.9-million-square-kilometer) oval known as the North Subtropical Gyre (aka "Pacific garbage patch"). Wheeler and the rest of the Alguita [...]

Keep reading »

More from Scientific American

Email this Article