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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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Atlantic Garbage Patch
Atlantic Garbage Patch
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5 Gyres Explores The North Atlantic Gyre
5 Gyres Explores The North Atlantic Gyre
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Ocean Pollution Awareness
Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Ocean Pollution Awareness
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What
What's An Ocean Garbage Patch?
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New Plastic Garbage Patch Discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
New Plastic Garbage Patch Discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
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Tales from the ocean
Tales from the ocean's garbage patch: Matt Rutherford at TEDxJacksonville
DATE: 2013/12/11::
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PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film
PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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O'Dowd - Great Pacific Garbage Patch Lecture
DATE: 2014/10/06::
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Huge Garbage patch in Atlantic ocean, Dylan Ratigan, 04-15-10
Huge Garbage patch in Atlantic ocean, Dylan Ratigan, 04-15-10
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Japan Tsunami debris tracked across Pacific Ocean
Japan Tsunami debris tracked across Pacific Ocean
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Happy Plastic Hunt
Happy Plastic Hunt
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Japan Ocean Tsunami Simulation 2014
Japan Ocean Tsunami Simulation 2014
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Thousands of rotting bodies heading to America
Thousands of rotting bodies heading to America
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Jack 5 Gyres Contest Video
Jack 5 Gyres Contest Video
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(Narrated) Footage from SEAPLEX Voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
(Narrated) Footage from SEAPLEX Voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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Atlantic Garden Resort
Atlantic Garden Resort
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The Garbage Patch
The Garbage Patch
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Signal Burden - Why haven
Signal Burden - Why haven't we fought
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Goffinet
Goffinet's Passion on Plastic Pollution.m4v
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The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
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Pacific Garbage Dump- Nightline
Pacific Garbage Dump- Nightline
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16x9 - Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
16x9 - Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
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New Continent Discovered in the Pacific Ocean- Shocking News
New Continent Discovered in the Pacific Ocean- Shocking News
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The Girl Who Cried Baboon
The Girl Who Cried Baboon
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Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch (VIDEO).flv
Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch (VIDEO).flv
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean!   - Part 1 of 4
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean! - Part 1 of 4
DATE: 2009/04/25::
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The Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch
The Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch
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Ocean of Garbage
Ocean of Garbage
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Tohoku Tsunami Debris Tracking (2011-2012) [720p] [3D converted]
Tohoku Tsunami Debris Tracking (2011-2012) [720p] [3D converted]
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Project Kaisei - Miriam Goldstein Talks Plastic  - The Garbage Patch - Scripps
Project Kaisei - Miriam Goldstein Talks Plastic - The Garbage Patch - Scripps
DATE: 2009/10/02::
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Lets Talk Trash: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Perspectives on Ocean Science
Lets Talk Trash: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Perspectives on Ocean Science
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Goffinet Tells Rotary About Plastic Pollution in Oceans.m4v
Goffinet Tells Rotary About Plastic Pollution in Oceans.m4v
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[ALEV] Plastics & our Oceans
[ALEV] Plastics & our Oceans
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the north pacific garbage patch (change the world)
the north pacific garbage patch (change the world)
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The plastic threat to our oceans ? Scientists head the investigation.
The plastic threat to our oceans ? Scientists head the investigation.
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PlastikiSailsHighSeasToStudyPlastics.m4v
PlastikiSailsHighSeasToStudyPlastics.m4v
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North Western Pacific Garbage Patch PSA Spring 2012
North Western Pacific Garbage Patch PSA Spring 2012
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atlantic garbage patch
atlantic garbage patch
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Garbage Island
Garbage Island
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The
The 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' (On Assignment)
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The formation of the ocean garbage patches by Dr Erik van Sebille
The formation of the ocean garbage patches by Dr Erik van Sebille
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Garbage Patch Sample
Garbage Patch Sample
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TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch - Captain Charles Moore - Ten Years Later, the Gyre is All Around Us
TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch - Captain Charles Moore - Ten Years Later, the Gyre is All Around Us
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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Pacific Garbage Patch
Pacific Garbage Patch
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Planet 100: The Pacific Trash Vortex Explained
Planet 100: The Pacific Trash Vortex Explained
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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 kilometers 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 7,000 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]

Action for creating awareness[edit]

On April 11, 2013 in order to create awareness, artist Maria Cristina Finucci founded The Garbage patch state at UNESCO[7] –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.[8]

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