Scientists prepare to explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, May 17, 2013 7:28 EDT
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Scientists are to set off on a research expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on May 20. The patch is a huge mass of rubbish held in place by swirling underwater currents in the north-east of the Pacific Ocean. This build-up of marine debris is a danger to many marine mammals, birds and underwater ecosystems.

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