Life Among the Garbage
The Mother of All Tangles
Water Bottles Everywhere
Bottle caps, toothbrushes, umbrella handles, Popsicle sticks and tiny pieces of plastic, each the size of a grain of rice were a common sight in the Pacific garbage patch. This sample of ocean water shows the prevalence of trash in the ocean and disproves the notion of the patch as a floating oceanic landfill. It's much more like a plastic soup with tiny pieces that, from a distance -- like the bow of a ship -- are barely discernible to the naked eye.
Lindsey Hoshaw's trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was largely underwritten by crowd-funding through Spot.Us