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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
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: SciShow
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
Tales from the ocean
Tales from the ocean's garbage patch | Matt Rutherford | TEDxJacksonville
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: TEDx Talks
North Atlantic garbage patch
North Atlantic garbage patch
Published: 2015/12/13
Channel: Audiopedia
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
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: AFP news agency
(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
Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch (VIDEO).flv
Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch (VIDEO).flv
Published: 2011/02/18
Channel: REepedia
A garbage patch the size of Texas?
A garbage patch the size of Texas?
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: ATTN:
Where Is The Biggest Garbage Dump On Earth?
Where Is The Biggest Garbage Dump On Earth?
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: BrainStuff - HowStuffWorks
5Gyres - Atlantic Garbage Patch
5Gyres - Atlantic Garbage Patch
Published: 2010/07/06
Channel: TheAlgalita
The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch
Published: 2013/04/28
Channel: CRWRemixVideos
Scientists Find
Scientists Find 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'
Published: 2009/08/28
Channel: Associated Press
What is the North Atlantic Gyre?
What is the North Atlantic Gyre?
Published: 2012/06/13
Channel: Scott Elliott
THE OCEAN CLEANUP - The Beginning
THE OCEAN CLEANUP - The Beginning
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: TheOceanCleanup
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2014/06/04
Channel: AFP news agency
New Plastic Garbage Patch Discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
New Plastic Garbage Patch Discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
Published: 2010/04/19
Channel: NatureFootage
How Much Trash Is In The Ocean?
How Much Trash Is In The Ocean?
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: Seeker
TRASH TALK: What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
TRASH TALK: What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: usoceangov
PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film
PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film
Published: 2012/12/24
Channel: Plasticized Doc
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
Planet 100: The Pacific Trash Vortex Explained
Planet 100: The Pacific Trash Vortex Explained
Published: 2010/06/07
Channel: PlanetGreenTV
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
O
O'Dowd - Great Pacific Garbage Patch Lecture
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: Bishop O'Dowd High School
5 Gyres Explores The North Atlantic Gyre
5 Gyres Explores The North Atlantic Gyre
Published: 2010/06/18
Channel: 5Gyres
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
Trawling during Vertical Distribution expedition
Trawling during Vertical Distribution expedition
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: TheOceanCleanup
Charles Moore - the Great Pacific plastic trash island
Charles Moore - the Great Pacific plastic trash island
Published: 2009/03/17
Channel: Amit Maskara
Happy Plastic Hunt
Happy Plastic Hunt
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: Julia Reisser
Plastic Marine Debris Gyre Research
Plastic Marine Debris Gyre Research
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Bonnie Monteleone
16x9 - Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
16x9 - Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
Published: 2012/08/09
Channel: 16x9onglobal
The Atlantic Trash Vortex - Newton, Einstein, Hawking & You
The Atlantic Trash Vortex - Newton, Einstein, Hawking & You
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: audioson
Thousands of rotting bodies heading to America
Thousands of rotting bodies heading to America
Published: 2011/04/09
Channel: 91177info
Into the Gyre Trailer
Into the Gyre Trailer
Published: 2012/06/14
Channel: Scott Elliott
Ocean Heroes: What is a Gyre? -- 5 Gyres Institute
Ocean Heroes: What is a Gyre? -- 5 Gyres Institute
Published: 2012/01/13
Channel: One World One Ocean
Billions of plastic chunks: this garbage by sea is making its way into the Arctic.
Billions of plastic chunks: this garbage by sea is making its way into the Arctic.
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Science and more
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2009/11/15
Channel: Robert Palmer
Goffinet
Goffinet's Passion on Plastic Pollution.m4v
Published: 2010/02/26
Channel: CoastalDigital
The plastic threat to our oceans ? Scientists head the investigation.
The plastic threat to our oceans ? Scientists head the investigation.
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: CMEMS
Plastic Waste in the Ocean
Plastic Waste in the Ocean
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: Slow Easy English
Pacific
Pacific 'Garbage Patch' May Be Bigger Than Previously Thought
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: United News International
Exploring the Ocean’s Nursery | The Aquatic World with Philippe Cousteau, S2 EP 1
Exploring the Ocean’s Nursery | The Aquatic World with Philippe Cousteau, S2 EP 1
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: Great Big Story
Japan Tsunami debris tracked across Pacific Ocean
Japan Tsunami debris tracked across Pacific Ocean
Published: 2011/04/08
Channel: QuantumMechanic1a
North Pacific Garbage Patch
North Pacific Garbage Patch
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: North Pacific
Japan Ocean Tsunami Simulation 2014
Japan Ocean Tsunami Simulation 2014
Published: 2014/03/13
Channel: Accidents Videos English
Tohoku Tsunami Debris Tracking (2011-2012) [720p] [3D converted]
Tohoku Tsunami Debris Tracking (2011-2012) [720p] [3D converted]
Published: 2012/04/04
Channel: djxatlanta
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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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