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Title: What I saw
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I sailed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to see what was there.  I collected some of the plastic trash, collected biological samples of marine life that have adapted to living on plastic, and took photos and videos of what I saw.  

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers an area of about 2000nm wide and 1000nm tall ranging from about 500nm West of the Northern California Coast to a few hundred nm East of Japan.  The largest concentrations of debris are in the Eastern boundary, just off California, and the Western boundary, just South East of Japan. 

I could see debris within a few minutes of looking in any direction.   Most of the waste is floating just a few inches under the surface of the water.  It's suspended in this 'floating' state a few inches to a few feet under the surface of the water.  This makes it impossible to see from the air.  

You can read more about my voyage on my website: SV Blue Moon

Here are a couple photos of my voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
[Image: capt-russ-holding-plastic-coka-cola-crat...3_orig.jpg]
[Image: coka-cola-crate-in-the-middle-of-the-gre...n_orig.jpg]
[Image: pregnant-female-crab-with-eggs-living-on...n_orig.jpg]
[Image: industrial-bucket-with-satellite-tracker...n_orig.jpg]
[Image: satellite-tracker-and-bio-tile-attached-...n_orig.jpg]
Capt. Salty Russ
USCG 100T Ocean Master
Shellback
www.svbluemoon.com
Jeanneau 52.2
 
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Update:

All of the photos are on the nonprofit website:
www.opdera.org
Ocean Plastic Debris Education Awaeness and Research
https://oceanplasticdebriseducationresea...eness.org/
Capt. Salty Russ
USCG 100T Ocean Master
Shellback
www.svbluemoon.com
Jeanneau 52.2
 
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