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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Located in the North Pacific Ocean, this giant pile of garbage is also known as Pacific Trash Vortex. The exact dimensions of this garbage patch are unknown but some scientists estimate that the patch is larger than the state of Texas.

The patch consists in plastics, chemical sludge, and other debris trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. The North Pacific Gyre is a circular current rotating clockwise between Kuroshio Current, California Current and North Equatorial Current. (more…)