Plastic Ocean

Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita

plastic ocean pollutionThe crew is all in good spirits and working in full gear to document the debris state of the Pacific.

Only at decks edge, 3 feet off the water, can you see the small fragments drifting by, at a rate of 10 pieces per minute … and the all too typical ingredients of the plastic bottles, buoys, fragments of plastic bags and hard plastics.

The crew was shocked by the amount floating by….

“No matter how hard we tried, we just couldn’t pick up all the trash we see…it is impossible!”