Our day to set sail is quickly approaching!
In July, our crew heads to one of the most polluted areas of the world. This place, 1,000 miles away from land, redefined Algalita’s mission and ignited a fire to study the plastic plague destroying our oceans. This is the North Pacific Gyre, home of the swirling vortex of plastic trash. Our founder Captain Charles Moore discovered the “plastic soup” in 1997.
Our research team, headed by Captain Moore once again, will journey to the center of the widely known “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” There, we’ll conduct an intensive 30-day exploration of how plastic pollution has affected the marine environment. The persistence and increasing quantity of plastic debris has created new habitats—essentially “plastic reefs” that sea creatures have made their homes.
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