Plastic Across Southern Atlantic

Date: 1/2/2011

Researchers with the 5 Gyres Institute completed a voyage from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Cape Town, South Africa during which each of the 67 surface samples collected contained plastic pollution. The month long trip, the first to document plastic pollution across the Southern Atlantic, covered 6,598km.  In 2011 the group will investigate plastic marine pollution in the South Pacific.

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