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pleiades's avatar

Is the The Great Garbage Patch real?

Asked by pleiades (6566points) February 24th, 2014

If they are real, where can I found data on this phenomena?

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

They are, unfortunately, quite real. A well formulated Google search should lead you to many credible sources that document this problem and what we all can do to stop making such problems worse.
(I am working on a Kindle tablet and I can’t run more than one app at a time)

Cruiser's avatar

If you are referring to the floating islands of trash in the ocean then yes…it is very real.

kritiper's avatar

Yes, it is, along with it’s 4 cousins in each of the other oceans. (North Atlantic, South Atlantic, South Pacific and The Indian Ocean.) Called “gyres,” the ocean’s trash collects in these places. The Great Garbage patch is the North Pacific’s gyre, located between California and Hawaii. The North Atlantic’s is the Sargasso Sea located in the Bermuda Triangle. The Great Garbage Patch is said to be either the size of Texas, or twice the size of Texas, over 1 million square miles of trash, mostly plastic. Over 3 million tons in the GGP alone.
Search for “gyres” on the internet.

laureth's avatar

Heck, there’s even garbage-patch type issues in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

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