Tangled net and plastics such as these make up much of the enourmous Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Photo: Mario Aguilera/Scripps Institution of Oceanography) Debris from the Japanese tsunami is starting to wash ashore on the West Coast in a big way.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, sometimes referred to as the Pacific Trash Vortex is a gyre (system of rotating ocean currents) of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean. The Patch extends over a wide area and is
The Japanese government estimates that 1.5 million tons of debris – often referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – is floating in the ocean from the catastrophe. Some experts in the United States think the bulk of that trash will never reach
In the news: The West Coast is stepping up preparations for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and other tsunami debris after a dock from Japan washed up in Oregon this week. Experts say the debris can be expected any time from now until 2014,
A visit to the "island of garbage" near the Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. More Don't forget to like us on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/LawForum.