Plastic Pollution from Aquaculture

Plastic Pollution from Aquaculture

It is impossible to make a complete list of the environmental impacts of the current human population, a population that is a thousand-fold larger than the mean population of other similar-sized mammals. One set of influences has involved our use of the seas for food....

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2016/2017 Expedition to South Pacific Gyre Map & Blogs

2016/2017 Expedition to South Pacific Gyre Map & Blogs

During this expedition, Algalita collected plastic pollution samples across the Equatorial Currents, the South Pacific Subtropical Gyre and at various stations along the Chilean coast in order to strengthen the existing data set. In addition to quantitative analysis,...

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2014 North Pacific Expedition Map & Blogs

2014 North Pacific Expedition Map & Blogs

In August 2014, we returned with a team of scientists from six weeks at sea conducting research in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — one of five major garbage patches drifting in the oceans north and south of the Equator at the latitude of our great terrestrial...

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