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Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Ocean Pollution Awareness
Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Ocean Pollution Awareness
Published: 2012/09/01
Channel: oceanpollutionpatch
What
What's An Ocean Garbage Patch?
Published: 2010/04/22
Channel: Discovery
Atlantic Garbage Patch
Atlantic Garbage Patch
Published: 2010/08/17
Channel: 5Gyres
Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 1/3)
Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 1/3)
Published: 2012/09/06
Channel: VICE
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: AFP news agency
North Atlantic garbage patch
North Atlantic garbage patch
Published: 2015/12/13
Channel: Audiopedia
The Impacts of Plastic: The Great Atlantic Garbage Patch
The Impacts of Plastic: The Great Atlantic Garbage Patch
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Michelle Biggs
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: SciShow
5Gyres - Atlantic Garbage Patch
5Gyres - Atlantic Garbage Patch
Published: 2010/07/06
Channel: TheAlgalita
Tales from the ocean
Tales from the ocean's garbage patch | Matt Rutherford | TEDxJacksonville
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: TEDx Talks
Researchers discover Arctic garbage patch
Researchers discover Arctic garbage patch
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Newsy
The Aquapower Expedition - The Atlantic Garbage Patch (Ep.10)
The Aquapower Expedition - The Atlantic Garbage Patch (Ep.10)
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: Biotherm Homme
TRASH TALK: What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
TRASH TALK: What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: usoceangov
Midway, a plastic island
Midway, a plastic island
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: CNN
Where Is The Biggest Garbage Dump On Earth?
Where Is The Biggest Garbage Dump On Earth?
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: BrainStuff - HowStuffWorks
THE OCEAN CLEANUP - The Beginning
THE OCEAN CLEANUP - The Beginning
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: TheOceanCleanup
(Narrated) Footage from SEAPLEX Voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
(Narrated) Footage from SEAPLEX Voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2009/09/15
Channel: Scripps Oceanography
The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
Published: 2013/04/28
Channel: CRWRemixVideos
16x9 - Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
16x9 - Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
Published: 2012/08/09
Channel: 16x9onglobal
A garbage patch the size of Texas?
A garbage patch the size of Texas?
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: ATTN:
Great Ocean Garbage Patch
Great Ocean Garbage Patch
Published: 2010/07/01
Channel: Miriam Easley
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2014/06/04
Channel: AFP news agency
Garbage Patch - Google Earth
Garbage Patch - Google Earth
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: Josh Williams
Scientists Find
Scientists Find 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'
Published: 2009/08/28
Channel: Associated Press
New Plastic Garbage Patch Discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
New Plastic Garbage Patch Discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
Published: 2010/04/19
Channel: NatureFootage
5 Gyres Explores The North Atlantic Gyre
5 Gyres Explores The North Atlantic Gyre
Published: 2010/06/18
Channel: 5Gyres
North Atlantic Gyre
North Atlantic Gyre
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: Jenny Assaf
North Pacific Garbage Patch
North Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: North Pacific
PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film
PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film
Published: 2012/12/24
Channel: Plasticized Doc
O
O'Dowd - Great Pacific Garbage Patch Lecture
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: Bishop O'Dowd High School
Plastic Marine Debris Gyre Research
Plastic Marine Debris Gyre Research
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Bonnie Monteleone
What is the North Atlantic Gyre?
What is the North Atlantic Gyre?
Published: 2012/06/13
Channel: Scott Elliott
Pacific
Pacific 'Garbage Patch' May Be Bigger Than Previously Thought
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: United News International
Planet 100: The Pacific Trash Vortex Explained
Planet 100: The Pacific Trash Vortex Explained
Published: 2010/06/07
Channel: PlanetGreenTV
Plastic garbage in the Atlantic Ocean?
Plastic garbage in the Atlantic Ocean?
Published: 2011/10/05
Channel: Andrey Dugin
Charles Moore - the Great Pacific plastic trash island
Charles Moore - the Great Pacific plastic trash island
Published: 2009/03/17
Channel: Amit Maskara
North Atlantic Gyre
North Atlantic Gyre
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Michael Ligamari
Huge Garbage patch in Atlantic ocean, Dylan Ratigan, 04-15-10
Huge Garbage patch in Atlantic ocean, Dylan Ratigan, 04-15-10
Published: 2010/04/21
Channel: financialclips
the north pacific garbage patch (change the world)
the north pacific garbage patch (change the world)
Published: 2012/03/23
Channel: dance563
How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft
How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft
Published: 2012/10/24
Channel: TEDx Talks
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2016/04/26
Channel: Brooklynn._. Smith
Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch (VIDEO).flv2020160609250265432
Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch (VIDEO).flv2020160609250265432
Published: 2011/07/06
Channel: H|C
gyre trash
gyre trash
Published: 2010/01/27
Channel: WendMag
Evolution of the great ocean garbage patches
Evolution of the great ocean garbage patches
Published: 2012/11/29
Channel: Erik van Sebille
16x9 Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
16x9 Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: Thomas Ostrye
Pacific Gyre
Pacific Gyre
Published: 2012/04/10
Channel: Thankyouocean
North Pacific Garbage Patch Sample with Charlie Moore
North Pacific Garbage Patch Sample with Charlie Moore
Published: 2010/10/28
Channel: Bonnie Monteleone
Plastic trash changing the world
Plastic trash changing the world's oceans
Published: 2013/07/23
Channel: RT America
Northern Pacific Gyre
Northern Pacific Gyre
Published: 2012/03/17
Channel: 17summerlax
The Atlantic Trash Vortex - Newton, Einstein, Hawking & You
The Atlantic Trash Vortex - Newton, Einstein, Hawking & You
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: audioson
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The five major ocean gyres.

The North Atlantic garbage patch is an area of man-made marine debris found floating within the North Atlantic Gyre, originally documented in 1972.[1] The patch is estimated to be hundreds of kilometres across in size,[2] with a density of over 200,000 pieces of debris per square kilometer.[3][4] The debris zone shifts by as much as 1,600 km (990 mi) north and south seasonally, and drifts even farther south during the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, according to the NOAA.[2]

Research[edit]

To study the scale of the marine debris accumulation in the area, the Sea Education Association (SEA) has been doing extensive research on the Atlantic Garbage Patch. Nearly 700,000 students from the SEA semester program have been dragging 6,100 fine-mesh nets through the Atlantic over 22 years. The gyre in the North Atlantic Ocean contains plastic marine pollution in a pattern and amount similar to what has been found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.[5]

Effect on wildlife and humans[edit]

While eating their normal source of food, plastic ingestion can be unavoidable to wildlife.[6][7][8]

Action for creating awareness[edit]

On 11 April 2013 in order to create awareness, artist Maria Cristina Finucci founded The Garbage patch state at UNESCO[9] –Paris in front of Director General Irina Bokova . First of a series of events under the patronage of UNESCO and of Italian Ministry of the Environment.[10]

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