Journey to the Center of Plastic

IntoHilo1.JPGYou may remember Peter’s sobering post on the Plastic Expanding Inevitable, a wonderful part of the Pacific where plastic particles outnumber plankton. According to a post at the Oyster’s Garter, a great joint blog between a journalist and a marine biologist, the ORV Alguita has set off on a new journey to the North Pacific Gyre to examine marine debris. Algalita Marine Research Foundation has a blog for the trip and school-themed blog to boot. Miriam comments about the size of the A-frame. Hey, it’s not the size that matters it’s how you trawl. Maybe I’m spoiled but I can’t imagine spending time in the mid-Pacific on a ship that size (left)