The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Episode 126)

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of many areas in the ocean where marine debris naturally concentrates because of ocean currents. In this episode, Dianna Parker from the NOAA Marine Debris Program explains what a garbage patch is and isn't, what we know and don't know, and what we can do about this ocean-sized problem.

Listen to the podcast and read the transcript. (June 2014, 8:58)

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