1. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge area of marine debris in the North __________ Ocean.

2. Marine debris is garbage, trash, or _________ in the ocean.

3. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world's __________ area of marine debris.

4. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch _________ an island of trash.

5. It _____________ from the West Coast of North America to Japan.

6. Plastics are the most common _________ of marine debris.

7. Most of this debris comes from ___________ bags, bottle caps, plastic water bottles and Styrofoam cups.

8. The sun __________ these plastics into smaller and smaller pieces called microplastics.

9. The __________ bits of plastic make the water look like a cloudy soup.

10. Larger things, like fishing nets, soda cans, and shoes, are mixed into this _________.

11. Marine debris is ____________ to marine life.

12. Cleaning up marine debris is not _________.

13. Nets catch trash, but they also catch sea ____________.

14. Scientists say the best answer is to stop ___________ away so much plastic.