The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge area of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is garbage, trash, or junk in the ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world's largest area of marine debris.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn’t an island of trash. It stretches from the West Coast of North America to Japan. It’s made up of two parts. One part is the Western Garbage Patch, near Japan. The other part is the Eastern Garbage Patch, near North America, between Hawaii and California.

Plastics are the most common kind of marine debris. Most of this debris comes from plastic bags, bottle caps, plastic water bottles and Styrofoam cups. The sun breaks these plastics into smaller and smaller pieces called microplastics.

The tiny bits of plastic make the water look like a cloudy soup. Larger things, like fishing nets, soda cans, and shoes, are mixed into this soup.

Marine debris is harmful to marine life. For example, albatrosses mistake plastic for food. When they feed the plastic to their chicks, the chicks can die.

Cleaning up marine debris is not easy. Nets catch trash, but they also catch sea animals. Scientists say the best answer is to stop throwing away so much plastic.
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge area of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is garbage, trash, or junk in the ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world's largest area of marine debris.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn’t an island of trash. It stretches from the West Coast of North America to Japan. It’s made up of two parts. One part is the Western Garbage Patch, near Japan. The other part is the Eastern Garbage Patch, near North America, between Hawaii and California.

Plastics are the most common kind of marine debris. Most of this debris comes from plastic bags, bottle caps, plastic water bottles and Styrofoam cups. The sun breaks these plastics into smaller and smaller pieces called microplastics.

The tiny bits of plastic make the water look like a cloudy soup. Larger things, like fishing nets, soda cans, and shoes, are mixed into this soup.

Marine debris is harmful to marine life. For example, albatrosses mistake plastic for food. When they feed the plastic to their chicks, the chicks can die.

Cleaning up marine debris is not easy. Nets catch trash, but they also catch sea animals. Scientists say the best answer is to stop throwing away so much plastic.
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