The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The area of increased plastic particles is located within the North Pacific Gyre, one of the five major oceanic gyres.

The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N.[1] The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area.